CUSTOMIZED CHRISTMAS CDs from MISTER BRADLEY!
A Music CD containing 23 Holiday tracks. Select tracks will feature your little one’s name in the lyrics! And I will interact with them directly during spoken-word transitions!
Q: What do you mean by “customized?
A: Your little one gets to hear their name sung in Christmas songs! There will also be spoken-word and interactive transitions where I will address your child by name. I may alter lyrics to accomodate new rhymes. The child’s name will also be integrated into the album art and title. Each one is unique and is assembled by hand.
Q: Who are you?
A: Why, Mister Bradley, of course! I’ve been making kids music for years! You can hear some of my other music here: http://www.MisterBradley.com.
Q: What age is the CD for?
A: Kids from one to ninety-two!
Q: When can I expect the CD.
A: Since each CD is different when the names are sung, I need time to “patch in” the names properly, so that it flows naturally. Each CD has to be mixed separately. The sooner you order, the sooner I can make it!
Q: We don’t do CD players. That’s so 2001. What do we do?
A: You can purchase the Mp3 version. Digital over art will still be unique.
Q: I’m digging this! How much?
A: Customized CDs: $75 and (includes shipping and handling. Customized Mp3 Download: $45 (cover art will still be unique)
Q: How do I order?
Send me an email with your child’s name and I’ll get back with you!
Q: One last question, what if I just want Mister Bradley’s Winter’s Holiday but I don’t need it customized.
A: Regular mp3 Album Download is $20 and you can get that here:
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Greetings Rock Stars!
What we’ve had with the “HATS” lessons. We had fun with with Independence Day songs and I wore my big, tall, fluffy American Flag hat.
You’re a Grand Ol’ Flag
Fireworks, fireworks (to The Tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)
Fill the sky, shining on the fourth of July
See them shoot up, see them flare,
See them light up everywhere,
Fireworks, fireworks fill the sky,
Shining on the Fourth of July.
Bang! Snap! Whistle! Pop! (To the tune of Row Row Row Your Boat)
Fireworks fill the air.
See them lighting up the sky
On the Fourth of July.
We also passed out flags and practiced waving them… being careful to not drop them or hit anyone with them! Counting stripes, counting stars (all the way to 50!) was great fun. And rolling them back up, nice and tight was a new experience for many children.
Then last week, we talked about the early pioneers. I wore a raccoon skin hat and the Howdy Earl puppet shared stories about settling texas. Pioneers didn’t have restaurants or grocery stores and they to hunt for their own food. The also had to build their own homes and entertain themselves with music. I brought the dulcimer again and we sang Ol’ Susanna and The Bear went over the River ( making up new verses, imaging all the places a Bear might go). Some kids had ideas about the Bear going into caves, into homes, over the museum, and up to the moon! Imagination is a wonderful thing… :) We alas went on an imaginary Bear hunt, making sound effects along the way, and snapped a picture of the bear quickly before running back home!
On the video below, from 3:15 to 4:03, is some fun footage of a reenactment of early settlers entertaining themselves with music around a fire. There is a covered wagon in the background and someone is playing Ol’ Susanna on the violin. Might be an interesting thing to show your kids, to match an example with what we talked about in class:
I’m looking forward to the coming weeks and different hats to share. Up next: the Railroad Conductor hat.
Thank You for taking an interest in your child’s musical development.
P.S. I tried to find a good rendition of The Bear Went Over The Mountainto share, but most are a little too cheesy for my taste. I did find this which has a nice acoustic guitar in it.