Little Johnny Brown

Several years ago I wanted to find a song that was easy for 1st grade students to identify the form. I came across Little Johnny Brown and was a bit nervous, thinking that even though they would be able to learn about form from this piece that they wouldn’t like it. It was different thanContinue reading “Little Johnny Brown”

Chicken on a Fencepost (Can’t Dance Josie)

This song has potential issues involving race and racial slurs. Please consider what you read here and do your own research to determine if it is appropriate for your students. Chicken on a Fencepost has been the center of debate for music teachers for quite awhile now. Some believe that it has racist origins, someContinue reading “Chicken on a Fencepost (Can’t Dance Josie)”