Fum Fum Fum

arr. by John Riggio

Text is taken from Music K-8 magazine.

 

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This tune is a special bonus for this issue. Originally created for the new recorder collection Christmas Is In The BAG by John Riggio, we liked it so much, we decided to share it with you!

This is a carol of Spanish origin, and the words "fum fum fum" (pronounced "foom") may have been written to imitate the strum of a guitar. So we gave it some Spanish style, added Latin percussion, and made sure the recorder melody had only the notes B, A, and G. It's a hoot! Our session players did a great job on this as you will hear on the CD. Please note that any C instrument will work with this song, and it can even be sung if you know the words!

While this piece is very playable for young players, please be aware that the time signature changes from 2/4 to 3/4 in a couple of spots, so this might be a good song to introduce meter changes to your students.

Note: On the Performance/Accompaniment CD for this issue, you will find an excerpted preview of some of the songs from "Christmas Is In The BAG." For more information about this collection, visit our web site at MusicK8.com

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