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Songs in the Key of Art

Title – Songs in the Key of Art

By – Greg Percy

Letter from Greg:

    I was trying to teach my "kinders" about the primary colors, but this
    one particular group was having great difficulties.

    On Day One:

    • I wore red, yellow and blue clothes; we used red,
      yellow and blue materials; we talked about red, yellow and
      blue things.
    • At the end of the day, I asked "Can anyone
      share the primary colors with me?"

      The answers: "

      Pink… ah,
      orange… ah, green

      ," etc.
    • I was dumbfounded – so I headed home and pulled out my
      guitar and wrote a little ditty called:


      The Red and
      Yellow Blues

      .

    Lyrics:

      The

      Red

      and

      Yellow

      Blues


      The primary
      colors, they are

      red

      ,

      yellow

      ,

      blue

      And when I sing a song about
      ‘em,

      I get the

      red

      and

      yellow

      blues

      Red like an apple

      Yellow like the sun

      Blue like a swimming pool is so much
      fun

      The primary colors, they are

      red

      ,

      yellow

      ,

      blue

      And when I sing a song about
      ‘em,

      I get the

      red

      and

      yellow

      blues

    On
    Day 2:

    • We did all of the things from Day One and we finished
      the day with my song.
    • Unfortunately, most of the responses were still
      similar to the day before (doh!).

    On Day 3:

    • A simple change – I made the song a "call and
      response" or "echo" song where the kids
      had to sing the words back after I sang them.
    • Mission accomplished!
    • I still have high school kids come to see me that
      remember that "Red Yellow Blues" song.

    Rest is
    History:

    • It inspired me to record my music and the "Songs
      in the Key of Art" series was born.
    • 5 CDs and a DVD later, it’s still going strong.

    • All the CDs feature fun, humorous music about
      artists and art for kids.

      The live shows are a blast
      to do too.

    The Link:

Thanks,

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