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Listen and Learn Music: Set to Music: The Pledge of Allegiance

Monday, June 28, 2010

Set to Music: The Pledge of Allegiance

As the Fourth of July approaches, I'm probably not the only one with patriotic themes on the brain.  Songs like "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "America the Beautiful" are being sung and taught to children all over the country this week, and I know that my own students are hard at work learning the Pledge of Allegiance. 

In fact, the occupational therapist at my school emailed me a couple of weeks ago, asking if I had any songs or resources for teaching the Pledge.  I didn't at the time...but I do now!

I came up with a simple rhythmic line, and that serves as my foundation for the chant and song I created to teach the Pledge of Allegiance.  Listen below as I speak it in rhythm, and then download (for free) the rhythmic line for your own use.

<a href="">Pledge of Allegiance [Spoken in Rhythm] by Listen &amp; Learn Music</a>

I pledge allegiance, to the flag
Of the United States of America.
And to the republic for which it stands,
One nation, under God, indivisible,
With liberty and justice for all.

<a href="">Pledge of Allegiance [Rhythm Only] by Listen &amp; Learn Music</a>

Next, I came up with a super simple melody on top of the rhythmic line, which I orchestrated with trumpets. Here is my sung version:

<a href="">Pledge of Allegiance [Sung] by Listen &amp; Learn Music</a>

And here is the same track, only without my vocals. You can download (again, for free) the instrumental track for yourself:

<a href="">Pledge of Allegiance [Instrumental Only] by Listen &amp; Learn Music</a>

When I was in elementary school, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance was part of our classroom's morning routine. Nowadays, most schools don't do this, but there are other times at which a child might need to know it. It doesn't hurt to learn, especially when it's done through music!

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