Welcome to the new Play Music Centre at Home. Like its sister pages, it a series of videos of songs played along their respective Foxwood Songsheets. These songs will all be easyish to hardish. They will range from having one chord and two notes in any given tune to songs of 16 bars with major and minor chords. The books that these songs come from are available to buy from Lindsay Music. See the Shop in the menu to buy your copies.
Oh When The Saints is a jazzy-swingy marching band tune for the Southern States. Wanda keeps a natty little bass line going and Harvey and I play chords with different rhythms, some on the beat, some off the beat. And Julie takes the melody. Warning it is deceptively difficult to get right, Oh When the Saints is in Foxwood Songbook The New World Collection
Mister Rabbit is a one chord song in F. It is ideal for a mixed ability or mixed age class or mixed beginners and advanced class. the beginners/younger ones have just one chord position to go at. The older/more experienced players have quite a tricky bit of phrasing to manage. the littlies can try trickier rhythms without needing to change chords as well. Parents/carers can come to music centre and play along meaningfully with their children. what's not to love!
Mr Rabbit is in the Foxwood Songbook Easy Peasy
I Got Shoes is a lovely but lesser known Gospel song. Here it as Charlotte and I play each other's pans at a social distance in her garden. We used our own sticks , and I bent over and Lottie reached up. Lol. I Got Shoes is from Foxwood Songbook Gospel Collection.
Dan gave us this arrangement of the Boulevard and we set about interpreting it a bit more. What an ace tune!