Singing for Well Being
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Notes You'll hear me playing with different patterns and rhythms under this song... some of which work well right off, and some of which are more... umm... experimental! But we're all about exploring and growing and changing here -- and one of the downfalls of the highly polished recordings we are immersed in is that we forget that in real life, as we sing by ourselves or with each other, some of our experiments sound great, and some turn out to not be ones we want to continue -- heaven knows where we are going! But we'll get there...
Songwriter info: Sol Amarifio was the Ghanian drummer of the band Osibisa. The band members were African and Caribbean musicians living in London: Teddy Osei, Sol Amarfio, Mac Tontoh, Spartacus R (Roy Bedeau) Wendell Richardson, Robert Bailey, Loughty Lasisi Amao.
This song is under copyright, so recordings or performances for profit are subject to copyright restrictions -- please sing freely at home and with family!
Here's Osibisa with the original.
Anaïs Mitchell and Kate Stables collaborated on a beautiful cover of this.
Nuts and Bolts: Harmonized, in 6:8, Ionian mode (major).
Song Learning Time Stamps:
Start time of teaching: 00:02:10
Start time of reprise: 00:16:18
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Come sing songs to help uncover wellness! We present these companion songs in a relaxed way that makes it easy to learn and join in.
All original art by Patty Piotrowski,
pocket song singer
Logo by Patricia Norton,
aided and abetted by Hannah Gross
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created by Patricia Norton
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