Nineteen New Folk Songs!

by Abby @ Quaver on January 13, 2016

in At Quaver HQ

Have you discovered a favorite Quaver Studio Orchestra song?

Over the next couple of days, we will be digging deeper into these new features, uncovering the details that will help enhance your teaching!

New Feature #2: New Folk Songs

Our ClassPlay Folk Song list continues to grow with 19 new traditional favorite Folk Songs. These songs were selected from a list of teacher suggestions and include classics like:

  • Cobbler, Cobbler
  • Frère Jacques
  • The More We Get Together
  • I’ve Been Working on the Railroad
  • This Old Man
  • Old Dan Tucker
  • And many more!

Look for the red star next to new songs,
or see a complete list of new songs and activities in ClassPlay!

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Each new song includes a Full Score Activity, Lyrics Activity, and Printable Material to share with your students. Let’s take a look at how the classic Folk Song This Old Man will get your students moving and singing all around the classroom!

How to get students singing and moving to This Old Man:

1) Paginate through the Lyrics screens

Teach the song at your own pace and use the yellow NEXT and PREVIOUS arrows to paginate through the lyrics without music. The illustrations will even help reinforce the words!

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2) Show them how to “knick-knack paddywack”

Before pressing PLAY, walk your students through the movements they will use during the chorus of the song. You can follow along with the old man on the screen to learn the chorus or create your own!

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3) Create motions for each lyric

Have students create movements for each lyric. Your students will have a blast coming up with movements and acting out the old man’s tale!

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4) Dance and Sing Along

Once your student have the moves down, press PLAY and follow along with the old man on the screen. If you want to keep repeating this movement activity, toggle the LOOP button to ON and the song will auto-repeat.

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And that’s just the Lyrics activity! You can challenge your students to read the notation and even add instruments with the Full Score page and Printables. 

Which Folk Song are you most excited to see added to our ClassPlay Library?

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