From Plank Road Publishing

by Teresa Jennings

The song "Forward" displays energy and passion right out of the gate. Before they even sing, students are invited to bring movement into their involvement through the use of body percussion. This is notated on the music, and is optional. The lyrics reflect that kids are filled with ideas, ambitions, dreams, and plans. The realities of life will interrupt sometimes, but that shouldn't keep them – or us – from daring to dream.

Musically, the song has a delightful and catchy pop groove with a marching feel to it. It starts lightly and builds throughout the song to a big ending, adding layers of orchestration as it goes. It also adds a second vocal part at the D.S. which is optional, but nicely enhances the experience. The vocal lines are also instrumentally covered to help reinforce young voices. The kit includes a rehearsal track for part 2, a body percussion only version, a full version with no body percussion, and a reproducible PDF of the body percussion. (from Music K-8, Vol. 32, No. 1)

(Run time: 3:12)

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.

About the Downloadable OptionThe downloadable version contains all the components the print version would, but in electronic format.

About the Audio RecordingsAudio recordings contain full performance and accompaniment only (instrumental) tracks.

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Forward - Downloadable Kit
Downloadable PDFs, Performance/Accompaniment MP3s, and lyric PowerPoint: 27.7MB
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