Friday, June 2, 2017

Culmination 2017 -- "Wonderful Roscomare Road"

And as promised here are the words and the audio for "Wonderful Roscomare Road," written by Melissa Manchester many years ago when she was a Roscomare parent. You've been singing it since you were in kindergarten, but this will be the last time so make sure you make it count!

Culmination 2017 - Ukulele tutorial for "Don't Dream It's Over/Rocketman"

Hi 5th graders -- here is a tutorial video that will help those of you playing ukulele for culmination on the mash up song. A little work for you this weekend, but it'll be worth it!

Roscomare 2017 Culmination Mash Up - "Don't Dream/Rocketman" from Richard Lawton on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Culmination Song #3 -- We Are The Champions

Hello again fifth graders. Here is a our third and final song for culmination, "We Are The Champions," by Queen. Nothing fancy here -- we're just singing the song, so get to work learning the words, especially the chorus.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Culmination Song #2 - "Don't Dream It's Over

Hi Fifth graders -- here is the second song (of four) we will be learning for culmination -- this one will be mashing up with "Rocket Man," by Elton John. I do not have a nifty subtitled video for you, but I do have a lyric sheet for you.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

5th Grade Culmination -- "Should I Stay Or Should I Go?"

Hi Fifth Graders, Here's a video that will help you learn the first of our culmination songs. I will be posting the ukuleles parts and a pronunciation track for the Spanish words soon,, but for right now you should be learning the English lyrics. Culmination is just six weeks away, so let's get to it!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Roadrunner String Band rocks Westside Serenade!

What a fantastic job the Roscomare Roadrunner String Band did at Westside Serenade last weekend. I've had several inquiries about our program from other music teachers and lots of compliments about the groups performance and professionalism. Really well done guys! Here's a picture and a couple of video clips.

Roadrunner String Band -"Young Rider" from Richard Lawton on Vimeo.

Roadrunner String Band - "Three Little Birds" from Richard Lawton on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Roadrunner String Band - "Canon Exercise #5"

Roscomare Road Music - "Canon Exercise #5 - for Ukes from Richard Lawton on Vimeo.

Finally, here is a tutorial for our newest piece, "Canon Exercise #5." Remember if all you can play is the bordun on strings 3 and 4, there is a part for you in the performance, but I am hoping a few of you will learn the melody. It is quite beautiful. Here's the music.