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Music Activities for Kids


Play-and-Record Musical Activity for Kids
Listen to yourself playing an instrument.
Listen to yourself playing an instrument.
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Try this play-and-record musical activity and listen to yourself playing your favorite instrument. It's a great way to learn.

What You'll Need:

  • Musical instrument
  • Tape recorder and tape

Try an instrument that you're familiar with or experiment with a new one. Anything goes. Try out different styles, such as jazz, blues, rap, pop, rock, or simple folk songs.

Follow the instructions that came with the instrument, and practice a few times before recording. Then put a tape in the recorder, and hit the record button. Listening to yourself play makes mastering an instrument easier.

You could also practice a special song, and then use it as background music for your next musical show! Write your own music or use your favorite song.

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