This CD was created to be used with the "Rap the Rules" Rap for classroom rules I posted on TPT. As a music teacher, a great deal of music we use comes with CD's that have a "Performance Track" which allows the teacher to not only hear the "finished product", but also to teach along with it until it is learned.
I felt it would be good to have a mp3 download so teachers can "hear" the rap and get a better idea about what it will sound like. To accomplish this, I took some of my grandchildren with me to a recording studio--they were the "students", and I did the "teacher" parts. The end result is a CD that will help you greatly teach and perform "Rap the Rules".
I used it in my music classes and they have all LOVED it!!! (K-3). As recently as last month (December, 2012) my students were asking to do the "rules rap"!
There are 3 tracks on this CD:
Track 1: "Performance Track"--my grandchildren and me doing
the "rap" parts plus a "rap" instrumental accompaniment.
Track 2: "Performance Track"--same as Track 1 with added "pats"
Track 3: "Instrumental track"--instruments only--no "voices". This track
is to be used once you and your students know it well
enough to not need the "voices" as a prompt. Track 3 is
also to be used when a teacher has "personalized" the rap
by changing the "rules" to reflect those he/she uses in the
You can download the PREVIEW and hear the first part of the rap!!!
I am also working on some additional classroom "raps" which could be used with Track 3 (instrumental only).