Sing with(Canta con) Ms. Driscoll

and your whole family, too! (y toda tu familia también)

Let's make music with the BEST instrument EVER. Our Voices;)

For the next 10 weeks, we're going to explore singing in the "Round". You don't need special instruments or know how to read music. Just gather round and use your voices to make music. Besides sounding AWESOME, singing makes us feel better. We can destress and connect with others. Even those who can't be near us can sing to us from across the street, through their windows, or on their porches. Challenge yourselves, your family and even your neighbors to join the voices with simple, fun songs that become unexpectedly complex when we sing them in a "Round".


Durante las próximas 10 semanas, exploraremos el canto en la "Ronda". No necesita instrumentos especiales ni sabe leer música. Simplemente reúnanse y usen sus voces para hacer música. Además de sonar INCREÍBLE, cantar nos hace sentir mejor. Podemos desestresarnos y conectarnos con otros. Incluso aquellos que no pueden estar cerca de nosotros pueden cantarnos desde el otro lado de la calle, a través de sus ventanas o en sus porches. Desafíate a ti mismo, a tu familia e incluso a tus vecinos para unir las voces con canciones simples y divertidas que se vuelven inesperadamente complejas cuando las cantamos en una "Ronda".

What is Singing in a Round?

If we all sing it together, we are singing in unison. Notice the first part of the word unison is uni. It looks a lot like the Spanish word uno, meaning one.


But, what if one person started singing, and then the next person started a few words later? Almost like an echo. In the videos below we will learn a round together.


VIDEOS BELOW


Have You Seen the Ghost of John? is a classic children's song with a spooky twist.


  • It has four phrases and can be sung with up to four groups in the round.
  • Each phrase is two measures long.
  • The time signature is 4/4, meaning there are 4 beats (ta's) in every measure.
  • You may notice a few new symbols when you are reading the lyrics.The video titled Notation Lesson will explain what these symbols are and how they might affect our performance.


Lyrics: Have you seen the Ghost of John?

Long, white bones with the rest all gone.

Ooo, Ooo

Wouldn't it be chilly with no skin on?


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Si todos lo cantamos juntos, estamos cantando al unísono. Observe que la primera parte de la palabra unísono es uni. Se parece mucho a la palabra española uno, que significa uno.


Pero, ¿qué pasa si una persona comenzó a cantar, y luego la siguiente persona comenzó unas palabras más tarde? Casi como un eco. En los videos a continuación aprenderemos una ronda juntos.


Have You Seen the Ghost of John? es una canción clásica para niños con un toque espeluznante.



  • Tiene cuatro frases y se puede cantar con hasta cuatro grupos en la ronda.
  • Cada frase tiene dos medidas de largo.
  • La firma de tiempo es 4/4, lo que significa que hay 4 tiempos (ta) en cada compás.
  • Es posible que observe algunos símbolos nuevos cuando lea la letra. El video titulado Notation Lesson explicará qué son estos símbolos y cómo pueden afectar nuestro desempeño.



Lyrics: Have you seen the Ghost of John?

Long, white bones with the rest all gone.

Ooo, Ooo

Wouldn't it be chilly with no skin on?

Have You Seen the Ghost of John?

Have You Seen the Ghost of John? Rhythm
Have You Seen the Ghost of John? Notation Lesson
Have You Seen the Ghost of John? Melody
Have You Seen the Ghost of John? 2 parts
Have You Seen the Ghost of John? 4 parts
Have You Seen the Ghost of John? Instrumental Practice Track