The format used for this traditional spiritual is intended for beginning students who do not know how to read standard music notation yet. Please note that rhythms will not be presented. Therefore, the students need to already know what the song sounds like, so they will know how short or how long to hold down the keys.
For this song, students will need to find and play 1 group of 3 black keys, one key at a time. The location of the syllables of the lyrics are to guide in knowing which of the keys to play.
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Joyful Sounds Abound