Play in my Band
Here To Play

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 instruments.

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 voice.
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,
Will 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.
This page includes a
listening sample.  
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