Strummin’ My Ukulele (The Color Song) by Johnny Only 2015

Lot’s of parents buy kids a ukulele because it is small enough for child-sized hands to hold.

I wrote April’s song-of-the-month to help your kids to hear what a ukulele sounds like in a song and of course, to help them learn about colors.

Your kids will also enjoy the relaxing melody and the… (wait for it) ‘colorful’ images.

I have a music video (coming soon) which will allow the kids to see the colorful things too.

When I perform this song live, I ask the audience help with the words. The kids love changing the colors and the colored objects referred to in the song.

Of course, the kids to learn about rhymes too while finding words that rhyme with the color.

Hopefully the melody is simple enough that you can sing it without the accompaniment. Or better still, pick up your child’s ukulele and strum right along!

Hugs!

Johnny

The Counting Song (Up to Twenty) by Johnny Only 2015

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The Counting Song (Up to Twenty) by Johnny Only 2015

My idea was to do a short simple finger-play with music.

I was thinking of the “Whoops Johnny” fingerplay, but it just wasn’t coming together. Too short.

So I thought I would combine the finger-play with counting, but that didn’t come together either.

Then I decided on counting fingers and toes – that seemed more interesting. I was going to count up to ten twice.

That idea was progressing nicely until I met up with a friend who was talking about how her 2 and half year old could already count up to thirteen.

Clearly I had to up the ante. So, I set my sights on twenty. I came up with a nice bit, but half of the melody was too much like the opera and the other half was too much like a rap.

Contrary to popular belief, I need a bit more practice before I am any threat to Eminem.

Enter my daughter, Ashlen. She had a few choice words that I felt were a bit harsh. Double Yikes!!

Time for a total re-do. Yikes!

Phew! It sounds good! Even Ashlen likes the song.

Now for the video. I was just going to sit in front of the camera and count my fingers and toes. I thought that would work pretty nice…

Enter my daughter, Ashlen. She had a few choice words that I felt were a bit harsh. Triple Yikes!!

RE-DO!

The good news is that Ashlen grabbed the Camcorder and started ordering me around. She tossed me the dog and even told me to sing into a mic that was not plugged in. Who does that anymore?

Then Ashlen told me to hold the camera while she danced around. She did everything with only one take. She made me do about 20 takes.

Next, I spent the next three days in front of the computer mixing video while she did selfies and snapchats with her friends….

We ended up with the song and video above.

I hope you like it!

And I hope you sign up to get your free song-of-the-month sent to right to your inbox! 

Hugs!

Johnny

Hello, How Are You, song

Below is December’s song-of-the-month in case you forgot to sign up to receive it automatically.

This is my “Hello” song. by Johnny only 2015

Little kids can be uncomfortable with greetings. This song will help them by giving them multiple ways to say hello!

If you’d like to receive the song of the month the minute it is released and delivered right to your mailbox…

You know what to do 🙂