This fun Halloween song has several great teaching tools while keeping the song fun. Students will be able to picture the skeletons dancing on the tombstones, starting with a solo, then as a group. Written in C Minor gives the opportunity to describe mood in music. I play it in both C Major and C Minor to have the students describe the difference between the two keys.
This song teaches playing in unison and has staccato notes throughout the entire song. There is even one spot that I have identified as "Oops I tripped" part.
This song is composed for students who can competently play in the C position and are able to play with both hands at the same time. I use this with my second year students as well as beginner teens.
Warning: You will find yourself humming the song when when you aren't teaching your students! It's a very catchy melody!