My Dog Has Fleas
From Plank Road Publishingby Karl Hitzemann
The ukulele is a fun and rewarding instrument. It sounds great and it is fairly easy to learn how to play. To get your ukulele unit off to a great start, we created "My Dog Has Fleas." The title refers to the familiar tuning of the ukulele. (The flea reference comes from the fact that in Hawaiian, "ukulele" means "jumping flea.")
In this song, the singers sing the notes over and over (G, C, E, A) to reinforce memorizing the string note names. The ukulele players get to play each string individually so that they can get familiar with the sound of the tuning. The players will also have the opportunity to play the chords C and A minor, both of which only require one finger. You can have them strum very simple rhythmic patterns, or they can strum more creatively and freely. (from Music K-8, Vol. 28, No. 1)
(Run time: 1:46)
What's in a Singles Reproducible Kit?These are single song kits that include: a Piano/Vocal Part; a Singer's Part with full rights to reproduce, perform, and use it as many times as you need for your students; and high-quality full performance and accompaniment (instrumental) recordings.
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