Songpack is one of the most successful resources for classroom music-making on the market. The song-based package actively encourages participation and offers ideas on performing, listening and inventing, thus fulfilling requirements of the Programmes Of Study and GCSE syllabus. Forty songs ranging from pop and folksongs to film and show tunes. Titles include ‘Sailing’, ‘When I’m Sixty Four’, Morning Has Broken’, ‘Rivers Of Babylon’ and many more. Each song is prefaced by teacher’s notes, giving helpful hints on rehearsal and performance, project work and listening activities. In addition to the songs and keyboard accompaniment, there are easy parts for recorder and tuned percussion plus melody parts in Bb. The pupil’s book gives the melody line, optional counter-melody, plus guitar chords.
I like the variety of material which is useful for a mixed age group of young people. I find the capo markings irritating as I can do my own key transpositions. The children also find them confusing when playing the tunes. A good selection for the reasonably priced volume. Anonymous
- ( Shropshire United Kingdom)