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Listen and Learn Music: A Sweet Singable Story

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Sweet Singable Story

Last month's inaugural Singable Story garnered quite a few comments and requests for more singable story ideas, so I'm excited to be back with another one today.  Good Night, Sweet Butterflies, written by Dawn Bentley, combines sensory input through touch (the butterflies on each page are 3-D and glittery, no less), sight (bright colors spill off of every page) and sound (well, assuming it is read or sung out loud).

I recorded this singable story for one of my music therapy groups yesterday, and rather than pre-compose the melody, I improvised the entire thing.  I love that the music is calm and soothing, just like the story itself.        

<a href="http://listenandlearn.bandcamp.com/track/good-night-sweet-butterflies">Good Night, Sweet Butterflies by Listen &amp; Learn Music</a>

And here is the guitar part by itself, which I hate to admit is not my playing.  I have Garageband to thank for this lovely acoustic picking!  You can download this one for free if you'd like. 

<a href="http://listenandlearn.bandcamp.com/track/butterflies-acoustic-picking">Butterflies - Acoustic Picking by Listen &amp; Learn Music</a>

I purchased quite a few new children's books earlier this summer, all of which lend themselves nicely to being sung. Slowly but surely, I'll be sharing more of those (plus some oldies but goodies). For now, enjoy this sweet, lullaby-like story and have fun making it your own!

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1 Comments:

At July 20, 2010 at 8:57 AM , Anonymous Natalie said...

I can tell you've been listening to some folk :)

 

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