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Musical kids Christmas gifts

Musical kids Christmas gifts

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Harmonicas, colorful ukuleles, percussion instruments shaped like fruit, a fun keyboard instrument - there are infinite possibilities for great Christmas presents waiting at the music counter. Christmas Gifts for Toddlers Toddlers are not going to have the coordination to really be able to play an instrument but they will love to make a noise on any kind of percussion instrument and there is a wide range of fun shapes to be found, especially in the shaker and small drum department. Remo makes a colorful set of bongo drums that even the 2-year-olds and under will be attracted to. This will cost in the region of $30 US. Remo also makes a range of fruit shakers but these are perhaps a little too realistic for the under-fives - they might spend more time chewing them than shaking...
Have a Halloween party and celebrate the dead

Have a Halloween party and celebrate the dead

Lifestyle
Halloween has become a much commercialized event with parents, here in the UK and America, buying pumpkins, cakes, cookies and sweets. Arranging Halloween parties for the children, getting the children dressed up in Halloween costumes, arranging to go out ‘trick or treating’. And there will also be many households with and without children that will go out and buy lots of ‘treats’ in readiness for a busy, door knocking, night. There is an assumption in the UK, and other countries, that Halloween is a purely an American import only to be enjoyed by the Americans. However this year while swapping scary ghost stories, you could tell those gathered around that in actual fact Halloween can be traced back to the Celts in Scotland and the British Christians. Halloween And The Celts The ...
Help kids choose band instruments based on level of challenge

Help kids choose band instruments based on level of challenge

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Before making a trip to the music store to choose band instruments, it is important for musicians to be very realistic about their amount of free time and their personal response to a challenge. An honest assessment can make the difference between buying musical instruments that bring a lifetime of enjoyment or musical instruments that collect dust in the closet, believes many musicians. Musical Instruments Offering Quick Results There are several instruments that promise immediate gratification. Drums, for example are fun to play from day one. On the other hand, a truly accomplished percussionist can deliver complicated rhythms most drummers only dream about. The uncommon bass ukulele, is another instrument that can take a week to learn and a lifetime to perfect. Woodwinds such a...
Yoga for children creates balanced and happy kid

Yoga for children creates balanced and happy kid

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It is alarming but 1 in every 3 children in the United States of America is overweight or obese. That is a tragic statistic that can and must be changed. It is true that for heavy kids, they tend to shy away from rigorous forms of physical activity and are not comfortable in team sport and playground games. An excellent alternative to introduce these children to a healthy lifestyle is yoga for children. Yoga offers immediate impact from the very first class and is one of the only forms of fitness that strengthens the mind and the body. Yoga is a Gentle, Non Judgmental Experience for Children Yoga studios are very popular today and is a commonplace form of everyday fitness and exercise for adults all across North America. Many are now offering "mom and me" or "mommy and baby" clas...
Kids learn 5 ukulele songs in the key of C

Kids learn 5 ukulele songs in the key of C

Music
These five new ukulele tunes are all in the key of C and stick to the chords C and G7. Just like the songs parents learned with their kids in the articles Parents and Kids Play Their First Ukulele Song and Play Ukulele Tunes With Two Chords: C and G7, these are great traditional campfire tunes everyone’s likely to know. They’re a little trickier though, because the chords change more than one time per song. If parents continue to strum on the downbeats with their child, it’ll make the increased amount of chord changes easier to handle. As in parts 3 and 4, the downbeats are noted by the syllables in all caps. In the next part of this article, provided parents and kids feel ready, they’ll get to throw in some strumming embellishments. Hush Little Baby (To find the first note, paren...
Parents and kids ukulele – Their first song

Parents and kids ukulele – Their first song

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Kids ukulele - Once parents and kids have found their instruments, the kids ukulele, and learned the basics of tuning and holding them properly in parts one and two of this article, they’re ready to start playing. What’s a Chord or Home Ukulele Chords Playing the kids ukulele usually involves strumming chords to accompany a singer. Basically, home ukulele chords are notes that sound good together. Each string on the kids ukulele produces one note, but when strummed at once, the four notes create a chord. The trick is pressing the strings down in the right spots so the notes harmonize with each other. Play a C Chord on the Kids Ukulele The song Frere Jacques is rare in that it only has one chord; a C chord. To play a C on the ukulele, only two fingers are needed. Before talking a...