Out My Window

by Teresa Jennings

The first thing you'll notice about this song on the recording is the birds. How springlike! And how appropriate, since this is a song for spring. It's a unique and interesting look at the season, so to speak. One that we've all seen - out our windows.

Set in a gentle Latin/pop style, the song would probably work well with just piano, as long as the guitar solos are covered. However, we would be remiss if we did not mention the lovely guitar work on the recording of Sandy Williams, who plays both melody 12-string guitar and nylon guitar. That, plus the birds, the fretless bass, and the string section make the recording awfully nice.

The melody is syncopated and may offer a bit of a challenge to some younger students. Otherwise, it is simple and memorable and the lyrics at the chorus repeat exactly. To make it even easier, you could let students repeat the first verse. This would also be a nice song for budding soloists. (No pun intended.)

Text is taken from Music K-8 magazine.