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Thursday, April 09 2020 12:00

Day 4: O Come, Little Children

Violinist age 7 plays “O Come, Little Children”

This pretty folk song (which is actually a French Christmas carol) is one of the early pieces featured in the Suzuki violin program. This young violinist started out in our Wayland Recreation “Small Group Intro to Violin” class - and that’s his mom playing piano for him!

We give the kids singalong words to help them hear the music in their heads as they learn new songs on their instruments. The words we made up to this one are below, so you can sing along too. The first phrase in each verse repeats because the music does also - listen and sing again, to see if you can hear that happening. You could also make up a third verse with whatever instruments you have at home!

Verse 1

O come, little children, and play all your songs! O come, little children, and play all your songs!

Play violin, viola*, and cello and more – we’ll play round the town, then come back and play more!

[sing: vee-oh-la – stretch it to three syllables]

Verse 2

O come, little children, and play all your songs! O come, little children, and play all your songs!

Play flute, drums and trumpet, and piano, and more - we’ll play round the town, then come back and play more!

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