“Down By the Bay” was one of the first songs I was required to memorize during my internship, and I used it ALL THE TIME in sessions to work on all kinds of goals: rhyming, fill-in songwriting, echoing, and other language skills. It’s a go-to song because it’s versatile, fun to sing, and can be adapted for a variety of age groups.
So as I was putting together a beach-themed music therapy session recently, this song came to mind as an excellent piggybacking opportunity.
I’m always a little nervous that my students will only sing the original lyrics, but luckily that hasn’t been the case with this one! We’ve been having fun singing about all things beachy in the middle of fall :)
This song and the dolphin song are too cute. I honestly just listened to the dolphin song, and now it won’t leave my head. I’ve been toying with the idea of recording relaxation music for my clients and trying to decide what recording software to invest in. Do you use Garage Band for your recordings or a different system?
Thanks, Rachel! I use GarageBand. In fact, I did a CMTE course for MusicTherapyEd.com all about recording if you’re interested in learning more about my process. But I will warn you, it can be addictive! ;)
What a incredible song!!!There are a lot of songs i’ve heard but i think this is one of the best, Rachel!!
Also can i ask you about the chords for “All the Cady I’ll Eat”:https://listenlearnmusic.com/2009/10/all-candy-ill-eat.html
Thanks a lot, :)