Mudcat Café message #95428 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #12161   Message #95428
Posted By: Vixen
15-Jul-99 - 09:05 AM
Thread Name: nursery rhymes-Did You Teach 'Em To Your Kids?
Subject: RE: Did You Teach 'Em To Your Kids?
In response to WyoWoman, when VicTim plays a library or school gig, we give the kids "fake sheets" (a term the kids find delightful!) with the words--most of these tunes are public domain/traditional. Then we try to get the kids singing along on EVERYTHING...Our kid shows are totally participatory. We make sure we only play in keys they can sing, because kid voices are A LOT higher than adult voices. Unfortunately, the teachers and librarians end up with a rather wild bunch after we're done...I think we're going to start ending these gigs with a couple of low-energy songs, and see if we can mellow 'em out a bit. But we kind of get caught up in the energy ourselves...and when a 10 year old tells me I'm cool, WOW, do I feel cool!