Mwa Ha Ha And Other Monstrous Favorites
From Plank Road Publishingby Teresa Jennings, Paul Jennings, and Karl Hitzemann
A collection of fun and spooky songs for young voices!
Your classes will really be able to sink their teeth into these songs from the pages of Music K-8. This spooktacular collection includes:
- Mwa Ha Ha - If you just play the recording of this song for your students, they'll instantly know that it's a song for October. What else would have pipe organ, theremin, and... Boomwhackers®? Yes, this haunting ditty not only lets your kids express their inner ghouls, it also lets them demonstrate how frighteningly talented they are!
- My Vampire Buddies - Seems like you can't swing a bat without hitting a vampire these days. We couldn't resist inventing our own contribution to the cause with this tongue-in-cheek "buddy song." Pipe organ, wolves, theremin - this one has it all. Just add fangs and you're set.
- Dweller Of The Cave - Some tunes are outright hits with children and it is certainly true with this song. Combining the excitement of being a little scared with a unique tune that is fun to sing and perform, it will bring around the attention of your hard-to-please boys.
- Eight Legs - The concept of this unison song is the creepiness of the critters crawling and lurking, and the subliminal tie-in to a movie about a person with spider-like powers.
- What Would You Do? - This spooky song is best explained to your students by listening to the recording. It's a cumulative song, so once your students understand, they'll pick it up quickly. The melody is quite easy, so it won't get in the way of all the fun stuff.
- Toccata And Kazoogue In D Maybe - Loosely based on the toccata section of J.S. Bach's Toccata And Fugue In D Minor, this arrangement lets your students perform it on kazoos and Boomwhackers® or any keyboard or mallet percussion, such as Orff marimbas or xylophones. This one doesn't have to be scary at all, if you want to perform it during other times of the year.
- Ten Big Pumpkins - Perfect for the fall season, this easy-going swing tune is the tale of someone who encounters ten big pumpkins. Nine of those pumpkins have clever excuses to leave, but one "lucky" pumpkin gets to be taken home and well, we all know what probably happens to that pumpkin.
- Vampire Cowboy - Two favorite genres combine for one light and silly song: Westerns (cowboys) and spooky stuff (vampires). Both are milked for their cliché potential, from the country guitars and banjo to the eerie theremin, pipe organ, and male "ah" chorus in the background. This is a story song, so it would make a terrific piece to use in performance, complete with cape, cowboy hat, and fangs.
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Teacher's Handbook with Reproducible Student Parts and Performance/
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