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JanetB's Chipmunks

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Size: 1,071kb, uploaded 12/14/2011 8:17:06 PM
Genre: Popular / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Here's my first grade bunch getting ready for our performance that evening.



11 comments on “JanetB's Chipmunks”

kevinwholmes Says:
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @4:39:45 AM

Love it. Are you playing a uke?

JanetB Says:
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @5:11:15 AM

Funny, one of the older students heard me from the hall and thought that, too. I'm playing my Bart Reiter Whyte Layde openback. When I play with a large group (5 classes ended up doing this for the final school performance), I use the thumb pick more, strumming loudly.

JanetB Says:
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @5:20:18 AM

Forgot to mention, Kevin, that Kit is playing mandolin, too. I got him to come for lunch and stay afterwards for practice.

kevinwholmes Says:
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @7:35:49 AM

I sounds a bit like a uke to me. I have a Bart Reiter Standard that I've strung with nylon and it can sound uke-like at times.

You teach first grade? Very brave. I can still remember my 1st grade teacher Mrs. Sweeney very well and can still remember some moments from that time, like when I brought in a bunch of cow bones that I had found bleached in a field for show & tell. My mother couldn't believe I did it.

kevinwholmes Says:
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @7:51:00 AM

Just uploaded my 1st grade pictures from 1958.

strokestyle Says:
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @9:35:59 AM

How fun for the kids!

banjoike Says:
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @9:54:42 AM

Fantastic! Sounds like fun!!

JanetB Says:
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @5:47:03 PM

They love to be chosen to play a rhythm instrument, such as the coffee can drum in The Little Drummer Boy, or any variety of folk instruments I can gather. I also make songbooks for them so they can read along, reading being the primary goal of first grade. Singing helps them learn concepts, too. This sounds like a new blog!

Don Borchelt Says:
Friday, December 16, 2011 @6:31:00 PM

Anybody that doesn't like this has no heart.

Greg Connor Says:
Friday, December 23, 2011 @10:20:04 AM

This truly is a great Christmas gift. I love it!

JanetB Says:
Friday, December 23, 2011 @11:03:36 AM

Thanks, gentlemen. Greg, your thumbs up is a signal we use a lot at school. Your smiling face goes right along with it!

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