A look inside Music at FPD

A look inside Music at FPD

Sunday, January 26, 2014

American Folksongs

Our Grandparents' Day Music Program is coming at the end of March 2014.  This year's theme is one I am very excited about--Traditional American Folksongs.  This music encompass many styles, genres, decades, geographical locations, and historical events of our country.  The students will be learning music that has been passed down from generation to generation. Think of these as "songs everyone should know."  

Second-grade students have been hard at work learning the song and dance to "Alabama Gal."  We've talked about how a long time ago, kids didn't have computers, video games, or TV to entertain themselves.  They had to create and invent their own fun!  This song is from the Play Party tradition; kids would get together, sing, and do choreographed dances to the songs.  I think the kids have really enjoyed learning this one!

Partners sashay down the alley

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