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There are four CD/booklets in the Sparks series

NEW - FLYING SPARKS !

Yet another twenty sparky songs

Click to hear "Shoo Fly" (mp3, 1323 K)

Click to hear "Hurry Up" (mp3, 1449 K)


All Sparks CDs 9:00 EACH- UK p+p free !

To order e-mail steve.grocott@btinternet.com with your address and which CDs you want.

I will send you details of how to pay


CLICK HERE (pdf, 31 K) TO SEE TRACK LISTINGS FOR ALL CDs


A revised More Sparks CD with three new tracks

Twenty lively multicultural songs including

'Washing Machine' - 'Bogeyman' and a booklet with lyrics and ideas !

Listen to "Washing Machine" (mp3, 1412 K)

Let's go to carnival with Mamma Paquita (mp3, 1025 K)


Bright Sparks and Tiny Sparks

All Sparks CDs 9:00 EACH- UK p+p free ! email : steve.grocott@btinternet.com

These CD/booklets contain winner songs and rhymes that Steve has found work well in his workshops. There are ideas for adding actions, instruments, and games.

Many people with children have said that these are the favourites of both children and adults, great for those long car journeys.

The recordings all use accoustic instruments and sounds - no cheesy keyboards.


Bright Sparks-


18 of the best action songs ever in lively
recordings with lots of inspiration on what to do with them.

The Firework Song (mp3, 2666 K)

Click to hear "Obwisana" (mp3, 1003 K)

Tiny Sparks - well known basic songs and rhymes for the very young. It now has three extra songs migrated from More Sparks including a classic version of "Sleeping Bunnies"

Click to hear "Two little Dickie Birds" (mp3, 987 K)

Click to hear "The Grand old Duke of York" (mp3, 1347 K)

cover design...Maria Livings



CD/ROM with Pie Corbett

How to put song into your stories and story into your music

Works in your CD player and computer with text, extending activities and story maps

Great for joining in with on long car journeys

Hear a couple of samples ...

A Feather in My Pocket (mp3, 908 K)

Little Vikki (mp3, 908 K)

15:00 - UK posting free


RHYHTM STICKS


Sets of Rhythm Sticks.

Each set has 70 sticks of ideal size and weight for small hands, a CD with my ten favourite songs to sing with them and a booklet with tips and ideas all packed in a sturdy box.

Listen to a sample from the CD Miss Mary Mack (mp3, 1829 K)

The set costs 60:00 plus 12:00 postage




"HIT THE RIGHT NOTE"

How to use songs to learn melodic instruments

A CD/book with 25 songs that are good for learning instruments generally and xylophones keyboards and guitars in particular. There are five songs here that duplicate numbers on Bright Sparks but they are recorded again to help with playing instrumentally. Here are a few examples :

Arrabella Miller - a simple song that is very easy to play, partly because each note is repeated. It also works well as a hocket where two groups sing alternate words - (mp3, 1000 K)

Shoo Turkey (mp3, 305 K) - a lively action song that works particularly well with guitars as well as keyboards and xylophones. Allows beginners to join in a jam session.

Waterfall - a more advanced tune influenced by The Penguin Cafe Orchestra. Very popular at the school where I work (mp3, 1008 K)

To buy a copy e-mail Steve.


DEEP IN THE DEEP !

How to work with rhyme and atmospheric sound to enable children's own composition

Click for an excerpt from "I have heard the mermaids singing each to each" (mp3, 691 K)

Click for an excerpt from "Roll on thou deep and dark blue ocean roll" (mp3, 550 K)


This book/CD is primarily for teachers and artists working with children. It is full of practical ideas about helping children to make their own music and has some interesting things to say about the creative process generally.

"His accounts of the processes by which vocal, instrumental and unconventional sounds can be woven together are instuctive and thoughtful. The music evokes various watery moods and incorporates poetry and visual imagery. This is a heartening and intelligent reminder that human creativity preceded and will outlast the national curriculum's divisions."

Tom Deveson, writing in the Times Educational Supplement.