Instrumentation: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
Ants, Spiders, Leap Frog, Mister Turtle, Go Caterpillar, Bumble Bee Buzz, Bluebirds
Leap Frog is composed for beginning string students. It incorporates elements of African music that has continued into the music of African Americans. I am proud to share the musical traditions of my culture. These compositions can be taught by rote and/or with the written music. A part of the musical history would be to use it in a call and response interaction with students. Work on each phrase, one at a time. The lyrics enhance the correlation between rhythm, melody and language. They can inspire games, artwork, math, etc.