Here are three echo song collections that we feel stand out from all others. These books are great in teaching your younger students, K-2, to listen and match pitch. In these books the students listen to you, the teacher, sing a verse and then they repeat it back to you. The songs in these collections are simple, easy and fun to sing.
“I Sing,You Sing” is a collection of songs for everyday and seasonal events compiled by Sally Albrecht and Jay Althouse, published by Alfred Publications. The songs in this collection are very easy for your students to learn. One example is “Things I Like” which uses only a three note melody. This book can be purchased by itself or as a book/cd combo.
“Hello Hello” is a John Jacobson collection in true Jacobson style. John has included songs that are fun and that relate to daily living in a child’s world. One example is a song titled “Members of My Family”. This collection is published by Hal Leonard Corporation.
“Sing After Me” is a collection of cute little songs by up and coming composer and publisher Brian Kane. Brian is somewhat new to the composing world but has hit it big with this book and his top-seller “Singing Tongue Twisters“, both published by JazzPath Publications. In this collection you will find songs about animals, letters, sea creatures and even ghosts! This collection comes as a book/cd set.
We think you will find these collections both helpful and fun in teaching your younger students the joy of singing. These three collections have our stamp of approval.