Teach me to Sing Lullabies
August 19, 2014 12:07 PM Subscribe
I know the lullabies my mother sang to me, but I'd like to learn some more lullabies or lullaby-like songs (we can go broad, but I think "soft, sweet and slow" are our watchwords) that I can sing to our child.
posted by jph to Education (61 answers total) 56 users marked this as a favorite
I am a classical choral singer, and I feel like it would be such a missed opportunity for me not to use that to its fullest extent possible. I can research titles that you've got, but you'll get bonus points for sending me to a recording. Triple word score if there is sheet music involved. Gold star for lullabies in French. You win the internet if you can find me good lullabies in Serbian.*
Don't feel constrained by key. I've got a high voice and a decent range. I'm pretty sure I'll be able to find a key that it works in for me.
Complication: While I can sight-sing sheet music pretty well, I am *not* great at learning music by ear. So the closer we stick to the Western classical music tradition, the easier it is going to be for my ear to learn something by ear.
*Found some of these on YouTube but they were either more like nursery rhymes or too far outside of my Western classical musical comfort zone.