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Ian Rae a.k.a. "Badly Drawing Grandpa", is a Scottish musician/writer/teacher living in London. He now enjoys producing really silly songs and (badly drawn) videos to amuse and teach little children. His songs and videos are also available free on his website and Youtube channel for little children (and parents and grandparents)

Ian Rae a.k.a. "Badly Drawing Grandpa", is a Scottish musician/writer/teacher living in London. He now enjoys producing really silly songs and (badly drawn) videos to amuse and teach little children. His songs and videos are also available free on his website and Youtube channel for little children (and parents and grandparents)
Music Is All Around - Total Song Pack
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Music Is All Around - Total Song Pack

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This is the all singing (but not all dancing) song pack. Please watch the video to see if the song is for your pupils. Then you have multiple choice. The song can be performed as a solo, duet or choir piece using one or two verses. The backing tracks come in 1 verse or 2 verses - the sheet music is 2 verses. Hopefully you have everything you need in this pack. You could even produce your own video using the original or your own backing track and photos, drawings or video clips based on the lyrics. Suits just about all ages through adults
Keep It Simple - Total song pack
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Keep It Simple - Total song pack

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A bouncy little song for children about keeping everything simple. The pack contains everything you need - video to assess the song, mp3s of the song and the backing plus the sheet music and the lyrics - suitable for all ages
Penelope Meets Jeremy - A Fascinating Experiment on the Power of Underscoring
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Penelope Meets Jeremy - A Fascinating Experiment on the Power of Underscoring

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This is a really interesting five minute experiment which demonstrates the power that music has on our lives. It can be done with children of most ages and adults. Here are the instructions Select a male and female pupil / adult to read the the dialogue below Get them to read the dialogue with no underscoring Get them to read the dialogue again with the 4 pieces of music as underscoring.a) Brass band at the seaside b) Love theme c) Night Club d) Suspense /Horror The mood will change with each piece of music and in most cases the people reading will react to the music in their delivery of the dialogue Just download the Instructions/script and the background music. The Youtube video gives you some idea of how it goes. All the music in the underscoring was composed by me so there is no problem with copyright There is also a Karaoke version of the video now on the Thoughtz4Kidz Yutube channel which allow you to just read the dialogue with the underscoring but no voices
Gee Up Gee Up We're Going For A Ride - Preschool Song, Video & Sheet Music
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Gee Up Gee Up We're Going For A Ride - Preschool Song, Video & Sheet Music

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A really popular little action song which I wrote for little children. At nursery school they have to “mount your horses” and then just gallop about until “Off the horse we drop” where they usually hurl themselves to the ground and await the next “mount your horses” command. I’ve always maintained that this is the best song to make little children drop off quickly!!!