Yes Or No

by Teresa Jennings

This song is available as a single.

This simple rock tune implies a focus on making wise choices regarding the avoidance of drugs, cigarettes, alcohol, etc., and would be a good addition to your D.A.R.E. program. It also works as a motivational piece or an emphasis on good character. And as short as it is, it's practically a cheer.

Vocally, it should present no challenges. Let kids sing and shout out with zeal. Reverse the two parts on the repeat to give everyone a chance to do both the singing and the shouting.

As an added exercise in movement and rhythmic reinforcement, let some or all performers do the patsching as indicated on the music. While the bass clef rhythms demonstrate the pattern, a more simplified version can be stated. The pattern starting at measure 5 is as follows: [...]

The pattern that starts at measure 17 looks like this in a simpler form: [...]

Text is taken from Music K-8 magazine.