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I often begin a class at school or a concert show with this song because I
have a great time mimicking each instrument with both my hands and my
voice. The song is an easy way for me to encourage everyone to participate
with me. Children (and their parents) are all willing to clap their hands
when given the direction during the song. Many are willing to tap their
heads or feet. About half slap their knees and it is fun watching kids as
young as two years old try to snap their fingers. Lots of 4, 5 and 6 year olds
have come up to me after hearing the song to tell me that they have learned
how to snap.
Can you play the air piano?
It is just as fun as playing the air guitar.
Playing percussion is great to do with your hands, or lot of other household
Can you make your voice sound like a trumpet?
It also doubles as a great elephant sound.
The double bass has such a distinct sound that you can try out with your low
Performance Note: Over many concerts I've found that changing the words
in the chorus to include flap, flap, flap instead of slap, slap, slap has been a
more fun way to engage the audience.
Play in my Band by Tim Seston
Would you like to play in my band today?
Would you like to play in my band?
While I sing my song and I strum my guitar,
Come on everybody . . . (add instrument)
. . . clap their hands.
Everybody go clap, clap, clap
Everybody go tap, tap, tap
Everybody go slap, slap, slap
Everybody go snap, snap, snap
repeat song adding instruments to the band
2nd time: (play the piano)
3rd time: (play percussion)
4th time: (play the trumpet)
5th time: (play the double bass)
6th time: (play any instrument)
etc. etc. etc.
last time: (everybody have a dance party)
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