Let’s learn to play “This Land is Your Land”! A song by Woody Guthrie and sung by Pete Seeger.
First, watch a video of Pete Seeger singing this song:
“This Land is Your Land”
led by Pete Seeger at the 2007 Presidential Inauguration of Barak Obama
To play it on an instrument, download the sheet music:
For Most Instruments (Intermediate Treble Clef)
And, play along with this tutorial:
Watch the “This Land is Your Land” Glockenspiel Tutorial
Watch Spring Play and Sing Along videos I made in April!
Here are some of the most helpful parts of those videos to review:
Video 1 (Spring by Vivaldi)
- 0:17 – Instruments you can use / What to do if you don’t have an instrument
- 3:03 – The “Building Blocks of Music” (a.k.a. reading sheet music)
- 3:11 – Rhythm overview
- 5:34 – Pitch overview
- 6:50 – What to do when you see a sharp (♯) symbol
Video 2 (Over the Rainbow)
Video 3 (Rainbow Connection)
- 1:49 – Repeating letter names / low and high pitches
- 8:26 – Introduction to Sharps (♯), Flats (♭), and Natural signs (♮)
Don’t own an instrument to use at home?
Here are some ways you can practice for FREE:
Or, purchase an instrument for cheap: