Listen To The Beat Of My Heart
by Teresa Jennings
It doesn't get any easier than this - unison, short, limited range, and sparse. Written as a drum/rhythm feature, this song can also be used for Valentine's Day, if you're so inclined. It might even get your older, "too mature" students in on the celebration.
There's a definite familiar style to this song, including the bari sax line, which your students will have a lot of fun singing. Tell them to think "Elvis impersonator" when they sing, and they'll have it down pat. Add a little choreography, and you've got a hit on your hands.
Text is taken from Music K-8 magazine.