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Songs of Peace and Joy

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This is a teacher's handbook which corresponds to the music cd Songs of Peace and Joy CD. Book includes sheet music for the following songs:

  • Light the Candles All Around the World
  • A Time for Peace
  • Today is the Day!
  • Friends are Like Diamonds
  • This Little Light of Mine
  • Sing of Joy!
  • Where is the Peace?
  • Dona Nobis Pacem
  • An Old Irish Blessing

Sing for the Red, White and Blue

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This is a teacher's handbook which corresponds to the music cd Sing for the Red, White and Blue CD. Book includes sheet music for the following songs:

  • There are Many Flags in Many Lands
  • America the Beautiful
  • Sing of America
  • The Stars and Stripes Forever
  • America
  • You're a Grand Old Flag
  • America, My Home
  • Yankee Doodle's Pony

The Santa Claus Rock!

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This is a teacher's handbook which corresponds to the music cd The Santa Claus Rock! CD. Book includes sheet music for The Santa Claus Rock! song.

Christmas Sing-Along

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This is a teacher's handbook which corresponds to the music cd Christmas Sing-Along CD. Book includes sheet music for Christmas Sing-Along song.

Compose Yourself

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You don’t have to know how to write music or even own an instrument to be a world-class composer. Created by the ever-famous composer and cellist, Maestro Philip Sheppard, Compose Yourself teaches children as young as six to play with music.

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Elementary
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High
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Fine Arts
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5 min.
Compose Yourself

MN Original | MacPhail Center for Music

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Watch how MacPhail Center for Music’s partnership with Ascension Catholic School in North Minneapolis brings classical musical education to children who might not otherwise have the opportunity.

This program, which began in 1989, serves as a model for more than 90 other community partnerships that bring musical education to many diverse communities throughout the state.

For more MN Original resources, click here.

Foo Boo Woo Boo John | Early America

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In this clip Mike Seeger, an expert musician and an authority on traditional American music, shows how to play the jaw harp and performs “Foo Boo Woo Boo John,” a traditional folk song that came to America from England.

Hambone | African/African-American Culture

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In this video folk singer John McCutcheon demonstrates the hambone, an African-American rhythm technique that uses the whole body as a “drum set” to produce different sounds.

Gospel Train | The Civil War Era

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In this video, students learn about "Gospel Train". “Gospel Train” is a code-word song used in the Underground Railroad by slaves, often sung just before an escape in an attempt to let all who wished to go know that the time was near. In this segment, folk singers Rhonda and Sparky Rucker perform the piece on harmonica and guitar.

 

The Crooked Jades: Music

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The Crooked Jades are on a mission to revive some of America's oldest music. Aficionados of "old-time" music, the members of this Bay Area band perform their own take on rural folk music from the days before radio. For the bandleader Jeff Kazor, old-time music offers a way to connect today's world with the country's earliest days -- the songs evoke conjure common feelings of alienation and suffering. As the chief songwriter of the band, Kazor finds his inspiration by listening to old recordings and selecting songs to rediscover and reinterpret.

Mariachi Youth Program: Music

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Mariachi, a style that combines Spanish composition with traditional indigenous music, has been passed on orally for generations in the Latino community. Spark drops in on a program that trains youth in trumpet, violin, guitar, guitarrón, vihuela and vocals.  The Mariachi Youth Program, sponsored by the Mexican Heritage Plaza in San Jose, has been available to children in public schools since 1992. 

“My Old Kentucky Home”: Indian Raga Style | Music Arts Toolkit

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Gregory Acker and Melanie Fee perform “My Old Kentucky Home” using traditional Indian instruments and phrasing.

“My Old Kentucky Home”: Traditional Version/Mandolin | Music Arts Toolkit

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Chris Mullins performs “My Old Kentucky Home” on mandolin.

 

“My Old Kentucky Home”: Jazz Arrangement | Music Arts Toolkit

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The Mike Tracy Quartet with Harry Pickens perform “My Old Kentucky Home” in a jazzy style.

Appalachia: There Was a Time | Music Arts Toolkit

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Fiddler and storyteller Ron Short does a performance incorporating music and dramatic storytelling. He recounts the history of the Appalachian Mountains, recalls times in the mountains “when the only boundary was your own imagination and when wild hogs roamed free in the woods,” and performs the traditional song/fiddle tune “Wild Hog in the Woods.”

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