How Many Songs Do You Remember?
It's not uncommon to see small children wandering around singing, often making up little tunes to which they put their own lyrics, or borrow phrases that catch their attention and chant them over and over again, playing with the words. I remember making up songs and singing them quietly to myself well into my teenage years, but because my mother pronounced me `tone deaf' throughout childhood I never developed this ability further. My attempts at learning music, via the fife, guitar and then keyboard were also considered novelties, nowhere near as important as studying maths, physics and chemistry.
When my own children came along I felt awkward introducing music into
How many of these songs do you remember? Do the words and music quickly spring to mind? I find myself smiling and feeling instantly happy as I hum the tunes.
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