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I retired from teaching about 7 years ago and must have given away my choral music and choral idea binder. I have a friend who was hired a couple of months ago to take over a middle school music program. The choral students have never had a real music teacher and they do not want to learn to read music or sing in parts. I suggested teaching them a round because they would all learn it together but they would get the satisfaction of singing in harmony/parts when they sing together in a round. However, I cannot remember the name of the round I used to use that all the students loved. If you can suggest a good round for this age, please do. I would appreciate it very much.
Lis The Peace Round is a good one. "What a goodly thing, if the children of the world, could live together in peace"...of course, you could change the words if you wanted. And "This Pretty Planet" is another good one.
Apr 17, 2018
Veuzent Thank you, LIs.
Apr 17, 2018
Chrisi.Fischer One great one that I have used is called "When I Sing". It works great because the students can learn it very easily and can split up to even four parts! I just taught this to home schooled 11 and 12 year olds and it went really well. We actually just had our concert this past thursday and it was as hit!
Apr 29, 2018
juliamac One of my choir's favorites is "Picking Up a Pepperoni Pizza".from Campfire songs for modern kids. I found it on iTunes. I have performed it acapella while keeping a steady beat with drum sticks. After some practice, they were able to divide into four groups.
Jul 4, 2018

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