Tag: Performers

  • 5 Days of Pete Seeger: Day 3, Guantanamera & Pete Seeger Fun Facts

    Pete Seeger Fun Facts ♫ Pete Seeger’s first musical instrument was an ukulele he got at age 8. ♫ In his teens, Pete fell in love with the banjo and that became his preferred instrument. ♫ Pete Seeger studied music at Harvard University. ♫ Pete made friends with Woody Guthrie, composer of “This Land is […]

  • 5 Days of Pete Seeger: Day 2, This Land is Your Land & A Pete Seeger Play Along

    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 […]

  • 5 Days of Pete Seeger: Day 1, If I Had a Hammer & a Pete Seeger Story

    From My Family to Your Family, Uniting the World in Song; A Pete Seeger Story Pete Seeger was born into a very musical family. Music was in his blood. Both of Pete’s parents were classical musicians. Pete’s father studied music at Harvard and was passionate about musicology. He helped establish several of the first and […]

  • 5 Days of Scott Joplin: Day 4, Treemonisha & Scott Joplin Coloring

    It’s time for some Scott Joplin coloring! Scott Joplin Coloring Free, Printable Coloring Pages:Scott Joplin at the Piano 1Scott Joplin at the Piano 2Scott Joplin Face 1Scott Joplin Face 2 Free, but login required:American Composers Coloring & Fact Sheets(Scott Joplin is page 7) Song of the Day “Treemonisha: Overture” This is the “Overture” (introduction) to […]

  • 5 Days of Scott Joplin: Day 3, Original Rags & Scott Joplin Fun Facts

    Scott Joplin Fun Facts ♫ Scott Joplin was born into a family of 6 children. He had 5 brothers and sisters! And, most of the Joplin family was very musical. His dad played the violin and his mom sung and played the banjo. ♫ Despite the musical talent in the family, Scott was the first […]

  • 5 Days of Scott Joplin: Day 2, The Entertainer & A Scott Joplin Play Along

    Let’s learn to play Scott Joplin’s most famous piece: “The Entertainer“! If you watched the Spring Play and Sing Along videos I made in April, you already know most everything you need to know to play this incredible piece by Scott Joplin. Here are some of the most helpful parts of those videos to review […]

  • 5 Days of Scott Joplin: Day 1, Maple Leaf Rag & a Scott Joplin Story

    This week, we begin an adventure of learning about our first featured musician from the United States of America: Scott Joplin. Known as the King of Ragtime, Scott Joplin keeps with our trend as a composer who wrote a whole lot of music in a short amount of time. Much of Scott Joplin’s music was […]

  • 5 Days of The Beatles: Day 1, Love Me Do & a Beatles Story

    This week, I present to you the Beatles! This rock band from 20th century England is in many ways much different from the musician featured last week: Mozart, an 18th century composer from Austria. But, there may be more these musicians have in common than you might think. To start, they are both from Europe […]