My studio is chock-full of instruments, but it’s my collection of shakers that gets the most use. Maybe it’s the bright colors, or how easy they are to play, or their great sound; I’m not sure. But my “songs for shakers” are a staple around here, which is why I decided to collect the sheet music that’s been hanging out on my computer and put it in one place.
The Shakin’ Song, Maraca Rock, Shakers Up High, and Shaky Fruit are songs that I’ve written over the last three years and still use often in music therapy sessions (and music classes, too!). These songs address goals related to color identification, taking turns, soft/loud, fast/slow, high/low, up/down, and more.
If you’re looking to “shake up” your repertoire, this might be a good place to start. The download includes the sheet music for all four songs listed above, plus the mp3s to use as a guide. $5 and it’s yours.