Category Archives: Writing With Kids

Songs With Pupils 2017

I’ll be adding songs to this page as I go (right click to download) School DNA – Unknown Rapitide U.A.D.O.R. – Lauren & Henry Other stuff you might like Race To The Top Matt’s Songs

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U.A.D.O.R.

Here’s a little tune I wrote with 11 year old pupils Lauren and Henry. We deconstructed the chords to Shawn Mendes‘ song Treat You Better and went from there. All the ‘drums’ were created in school by banging cupboards, dropping … Continue reading

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I Love FAWM

During FAWM my guitar pupil Harry (10) came up with a pretty complete Iron Maiden style song that just needed me to put chords to. I got the Fernwood Rock band to record it and then asked if anyone on … Continue reading

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GCEA Revision

Just finished a song with my year 2 (6 year old) ukelele club. The inspiration was to come up with song that teaches the strings on a ukelele G-C-E-A. I am unashamed to admit verse two contains some heinous ‘rhymes … Continue reading

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Day 212: I Came To Surf

At last I’ve made a start on 50/90! I’ve posted 2 songs - I Came To Surf which I wrote on Friday and recorded on Saturday. I’m not sure about the tone of the lyrics whether I crossed the line of … Continue reading

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Day 170: Numbers, Numbers

Oh boy I so suck at blogging. But the truth of the matter is I’ve been trying to write. So that’s some comfort. Here’s some catch up. 80 Girlfriends First I did another song with a pupil. The challenge was … Continue reading

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They’re Black And They’re Blue And They’re Coming For You…

For my 17th FAWM song I had to unpack my B52s Frank Zappa vocal mojo. It’s called Pandas From Outer Space. My 10 year pupils played all the guitar I sang on the bridge and typed a bassline. Strange but … Continue reading

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Day 55: We Have A Winner!

Yes – it’s official. I’ve won FAWM!!! Not that I came first or anything. As far as I can tell I was the 111th person to cross the finish line and complete the ‘write an album in February’ challenge, by … Continue reading

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Day 50: Here’s The Reason My Mac Kept Crashing

Ladies and Gentlemen!I’m very pleased to announce FAWM song no 10 – I Lost My Capo It’s a mash up sample fest made up largely of sounds generated by my children’s toys, along with a sample of a birthday message … Continue reading

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Day 49: That Man Is Me!

A man is jumping off a cliff A man is jumping off a cliff A man is jumping off a cliff Jumping off a cliff, jumping off a cliff Jumping off a cliff, jumping off a cliff yo! Oh my … Continue reading

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