So I have been introducing our kids to some new. old, music. Blue Skies is a favorite. I like how it makes them feel to sing it. They worked a couple of week on our background for their song... These are my third graders...
September 23, 2016
March 12, 2016
I love my new class at Jefferson this Winter/Spring. Today we worked on a couple of Bob Marley songs. These were both recorded from my perspective. Both of these songs are very encouraging and hopeful. I think learning songs like these lift us up in times of trouble. What great tools to give to our kids as they make their way in the world as gifts and blessings, As always... enjoy!
Posted by Karl Shadley at 2:09 PM
February 23, 2016
A few Years ago our BAM Folk Music class wrote a song they called Fish Lips. They chose to use the Tune "Tinkle Tinkle" and used their field trip to Lawrence Hall of Science as the inspiration for the words. This is the BAM 2016 Folk Music Class singing this BAM favorite.
Posted by Karl Shadley at 10:17 PM
January 22, 2016
We have had a small but very wide age range class at BAM this Fall. We range in age from 5 to 8. One of the students has been in the folk music class for 8 semesters and for three of the students this is their first time in the class. It took some figuring out but this turned out to be a wonderful, unique, class, one of my favorite of all time. For our School performance we decide to do two songs with a couple of our girls taking the mic. Here is our rendition of a song we call "The Pie Song." You probability never hear it before but it is from the movie "Waitress" which is a must watch. You are going to love this song staring Rosie. I think you will find yourself playing more than once... and sharing it as well. What a treasure!
Posted by Karl Shadley at 4:00 AM
October 27, 2015
We have a wonderful class at Jefferson. Raphael and I think that these 15 kids are so up for most anything. What a wonderful class to teach. At this class we recorded "Inch by Inch", learned to play kazoos and recorded our first kazoo song. What Fun!
Posted by Karl Shadley at 4:26 PM
October 16, 2015
Last week we learned a new song "The Carrot Song." It is a really upbeat song that you can listen to on last weeks blog. So I played the song for my 10 year old grandson Max. The next time I saw Max he said.. "Grandpa.. I wrote a new song." So he started to sing it to me. It was inspired by The Carrot Song but he took it a different direction with the use of an A minor chord. It is amazing how minor chords change the emotion of a song. Our kids at both Jefferson and BAM learned the song, added some movement and here is what we came up with. We will start with the Jefferson kids. Enjoy!
Posted by Karl Shadley at 6:42 PM