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: There's a Hole in the Bucket - The Airplane Ride - In the Woods - In the Woods (sing-a-long) - Peep Squirrel - Wake Up You Lazy Bones - William He Had Seven Sons - The Old Woman and the Pig - Kitty Alone - There Was a Little Turtle - Johnny Works with One Hammer - I Met a Bear - I Met a Bear (sing-a-long) - Au Clair de la Lune/Pierrot (In the Evening Moonlight) - A Pumpkin for the Pie - Do, Do, Pity My Case - Momma, Buy Me a China Doll - Sea Lion - Sea Lion (sing-a-long) - A Tisket, a Tasket - All 'Round the Brickyard - Big Pig - Charlie Over the Ocean - Charlie Over the Ocean (sing-a-long) - I Have Lost My Closet Key - Two Tall Telephone Poles - Did You Ever See a Lassie? - The Crabfish - These Are Mother's Knives and Forks - The Minister's Cat - Tongo (Polynesian) - Tongo (sing-a-long) - Grandma Grunts - The Wise Man - Aserrín - John the Rabbit - John the Rabbit (sing-a-long) - Old Bald Eagle - Circle 'Round the Zoo - Risseldy Rosseldy