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Originally posted on my Souffler blog. What do you think about the songs that come with certain teaching packs? Where are the goodies? (In spite of my rant, there are some really good ones) What are the stinkers!
Right, that's it! I'm today announcing that I am beginning a mission to rescue young children from horrible music foisted on them in the guise of trying to teach them some language!
Please, please language publishers everywhere, can I ask you to STOP producing rubbish music and uninteresting lyrics.
Do you know what kind of music the pupils you are supposedly writing for have on their ipods and mp3 players?
If I played some of the tosh that is out there alongside the children's playlists, the people who sanctioned some of this would hang their heads in shame.
We are trying to MOTIVATE children with this and suggest language learning is cool. So please, please hear this message.
FIRST priority is
COMMISSION GREAT MUSIC ! If you wouldn't have it on your Ipod, why do you think I am going to buy it!
HAVE FUN with the lyrics. Quirky is good! Have lyrics that are fun, tell a little story. How many singers and musicians do you know that sat down to pour their hearts in a song about prepositions or places in town?
I recognise that saying all of this is hoisting a hostage to fortune as anything I ever produce is going to be judged against this! It's just a plea from the heart to raise your game! After all we are the ones being asked to part with our money and I'm not the one with the big promotional budget.
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