ABCs of MUSICAL STYLES

While riding in the car, we may listen to music we like with our kids.  However, often parents find themselves with a variety of kids songs in the car and stuck in their heads.  “Baby Shark,” songs from Moana, Frozen, and many others.  These songs are fun, catchy, and important, kids should have an array of ‘kid-music’ to listen to.

However, there are reasons to play many styles of music for your kids.  As a matter of fact, you can even make an adventure of exploring new musical styles right along with them.  Music is a pretty awesome method for bringing different cultures into your home.

Think about blues or punk or salsa.  These music genres have their origins in very different people, places, and eras.  Imagine all the things you can explore with just those three genres, different fashion, ideas, historical events, and more!

If you’re not sure how or where to start.  I’m here to help! 🙂  I’ll be going through different genres from A-Z with the ABCs of Musical Styles.  This will be a series of videos that will focus on both a letter of the alphabet and a music genre that starts with that letter.  We will dive right into the who, what, when, and why as well as how does the music sound.

Check out the first video, ‘A is for ALTERNATIVE ROCK Pt. 1’ below and follow on Facebook or Instagram (@musicallytrained) as we go through each genre and explore in a way that is fun and accessible for the whole family.

 

SONGS

music time
I absolutely love coming up with songs and dance moves.  Below are some of my favorite song creations.  Listen as often as you like and, if you find one that you really like, click the link to own your very own copy.  I hope you have as much fun listening and dancing to them as I had creating them.

MOZART’S CART – Mozart was such a great musician that he traveled all around as a child.  But, he did not travel by car, bus, plane, or train.  Listen to what life was like for little Mozart.

FOUR-ON-THE-FLOOR – the kick drum, the hi-hat, and the strings can be heard in a lot of disco music.  Sing along and make the sounds of the instruments as you stomp or clap the four-on-the-floor rhythm.

THE BEAN BAG WALK – have a bean bag, sock, or something else you can balance on your head & catch?  Try out the Bean Bag Walk song.

SPIDER WEBS (live) – spiders do a lot with their webs, so let’s sing about it?

 

 

 

 

new page 6

Explore music. Explore the world.

MUSICALLY TRAINED FURTHERS PRESCHOOL, TK, AND ELEMENTARY MUSIC EDUCATION BY OFFERING FUN BOOKS, ACTIVITIES, SONGS AND CLASSES!

THIS MONTH’S FREE DOWNLOAD:

“DR. KING” – Call and response song for kids.  Continue the celebration of Dr. King and Black History Month with this fun song!  Listen to a live snippet below. Mailing list members will receive a download of the recorded version the second week of February.  Enjoy and spread peace and harmony.

 

new page 3
Find picture books that bring music to life.

 

mable series2

Disco at the Disco is out now.  The Musical Mable series is coming soon.  Learn more…

new page 4

Watch and discover all the wonderful things different genres have to offer, instruments, dance moves, yodeling, and more!

Just listen or find more videos.

new page 5
Bring unique genre classes to your students, home, or community.  Classes are mobile & I do birthdays! 🎉 

Paint by Genre and Themes & Things music classes. Learn more…

——–

genreramaz1

All the ABCs of Musical Styles videos plus more ways to experience classical, disco, alternative, and more.

SONGSsquare
Click to listen to original music for kids (fun for adults too)
VIDEOS
Read alongs, classic songs, and old favorites are all here.
BOOKSRED
Browse and buy picture and coloring books designed to help children explore culture and music
ACTIVITIES AND AIDES
Downloadable content, song guide videos, and more
SCHOOL VISIT
Bring a class or presentation to your school or find one near you

Join the mailing list for updates, previews, and free downloads.

WHO LOVES MUSICALLY TRAINED: