Monday, April 29, 2013

Appalachian Music!

With our new Appalachian instruments, thanks to donors from Donors Choose.org, we are learning about Appalachian music, instruments, and experiencing unique Appalachian instruments first-hand.

To introduce Appalachian music, we used a Prezi presentation I created last year.



Next, we played the Appalachain instruments as we sang "Sourwood Mountain":

Chicken crowin' on Sourwood Mountian
Hey de-ing dang diddle-alley day
So many pretty girls I can't count them
Hey de-ing dang diddle-alley day

My true love she lives in Letcher
Hey de-ing dang diddle-alley day
She won't come and I won't fetch her
Hey de-ing dang diddle-alley day

Here you see (from left to right) an autoharp, washboard, dulcimer, and musical spoons.
 
 
 
 
 
Appalachian music is quite a hit so far, and we've only begun!  


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