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Midwest States Song

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I teach elementary music in Indianapolis. A third-grade teacher asked me to come up with a song to help her students memorize the Midwest states. So I got out my Ovation six-string, booted up Garage Band, got out my Zoom H2 mic, turned on a drum beat on the Clavinova (which you can't hear -- I only used it for a metronome reference), and put my noodle to work. This is the result. There is an echo section in the middle, for the kids to echo the name of each state. All you veteran GB users will have no trouble figuring out how the echo voice was produced.
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paul f. page said 2204 days ago (October 10th, 2013)
Great way to teach.
You are coming up with a number of really good pieces for little kids, John. This is simple and easy to sing and, I'll bet, the kids love it. You sound pretty darned good here, too. That falsetto finale is right on the money. Nice going.
Check out my latest song called Caprice
peacepiano said 2203 days ago (October 11th, 2013)
The kids at your school are blessed. Fun way to learn states!
Check out my latest song called Beat SoloMe-O
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Name: John Stebbe
Location: Indianapolis Indiana USA
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I am a public elementary school music teacher in Indianapolis. I also direct the children's choirs at our church. I love to play piano. I play solo piano jobs around town, and also lead a jazz trio (piano, bass, drums). I was born in 1959. ... [see more]

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