Click here to download the 2020 Supplement to First Steps in Music.
Over the past year, a committee formed by the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME) developed a set of standards for evaluating repertoire associated with the curriculum. With their guidance, we have removed several songs that were deemed to be harmful, derogatory, or disrespectful in regard to their histories or context. We have also added a number of new songs and rhymes from a variety of world cultures. The above link details these revisions for the curriculum book and the supplemental folk song collections.
The great American folk songs and rhymes on this CD have enthralled young people for generations. This recording embodies the true spirit of these songs, delightfully sung by Jill Trinka and accompanied by a wide variety of acoustic instruments, including guitar, dulcimer, autoharp, piano, percussion, string bass, and violin.
The enclosed illustrated booklet includes complete lyrics and song directions. And all of the performances are in step with John M. Feierabend’s philosophy of providing a nurturing environment for musical growth. Children and their families are sure to enjoy this and the other imaginative and engaging CDs drawn from John’s eight collections of folk songs for kids ages three and up.
Contents: Old Joe Clark - Kye Kye Kule (Ghanaian) - Kye Kye Kule (sing-a-long) - Hop Old Squirrel - My Hat It Has Three Corners - 'Twas on a Monday Morning - The Frog and the Mouse - Cousin Peter - Mother Goonie Bird - Cowboy Joe - Lucy Rabbit - Lucy Rabbit (sing-a-long) - Long-Legged Sailor - Kahuli Aku (Hawaiian) - San Serení (Puerto Rican) - The Sow Took the Measles - There Was an Old Woman - There Was an Old Woman (sing-a-long) - Our Gallant Ship - Rig-a-Jig Jig - Purple Light - Purple Light (sing-a-long) - Go 'Round the Mountain - Pickin' a Spot - Haul Away Joe - The Darby Ram - The Fox Went Out - When I Was One - My Ship Sailed from China - The Blue Cockatoo - Caney Mi Macaro (Cuban) - Caney Mi Macaro (sing-a-long) - Riding in a Buggy - A Sailer Went to Sea - Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush - Did You Feed My Cow? - Did You Feed My Cow? (sing-a-long) - Allee Galloo - Turn, Cinnamon, Turn - The Swapping Song