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The Monkey-See, Monkey-Do Canon

Year of composition
Daniel Laubacher
Easy (Grades 1-3)
2 minutes
Large mixed ensemble

This piece was written for classroom music at an international school for children between the ages of 6 and 9. There are three melodies, between each of which there are the same eight-bar percussion sections (instruments are flexible). Following this there is the actual canon using the three melodies with some percussion accompanyment. There is a simple piano part/guitar repeating the chords C-F-D-G-©. The text is meant to be humorous and playful. NOTE: The percussion notation is written on the same staves as the vocal part so a score playback will not yield the desired results.

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