Give me some easy songs for kids with no music training
February 18, 2014 8:22 PM Subscribe
I am part of a group of university-age music students who are volunteering at our local Boys and Girls Club to run a music playing-and-teaching program. I'm looking for easy pop songs that kids ages 9-15 would enjoy singing or playing along to on drums or guitar.
posted by daisystomper to Media & Arts (12 answers total)
The kids we work with are very energetic and have very short attention spans. They like banging on drums, tamborines, cowbell etc. to pop tunes, sometimes learning a few piano or guitar chords. However, if they don't know the songs or get bored, they tend to duck out of the class. I'm trying to think of songs that are pretty easy to pick up on (tune and rhythm-wise), are complete PG rated (twist!), and that the kids would know and enjoy jamming with.
Songs we have tried with the kids so far include Justin Bieber "Baby," Jackson 5 "I Want You Back," and "We Will Rock You." We are definitely open to both old and new stuff, so long as it's likely something a kid would recognize.