At school one day last week, one of my coworkers told me that she had watched every one of my videos (there are almost 50 now!) and was sharing them with all of her friends. Before I left for the weekend, she told me she was looking forward to today’s video…and the pressure was on.
Well, not really, but I wanted to make sure this week’s video was a song she would enjoy. That’s why I picked Laurie Berkner’s “I’m Gonna Catch You”, which my students and I have been working on throughout the month.
There’s a little guy in one of my classes who came up with full choreography, which includes spins, jumping, and some unique moves that I don’t think have names. I actually thought for a split second about doing the choreography in the video (reminiscent of the Turkey Dinner Dance) but decided I wasn’t quite brave enough…maybe next time :)
Love this song! But… do you do the different sounds that refer the the days? Like slurping ice cream, playing baseball, etc? That’s the best part!
Haha, you’re right! Sometimes I do…but including them on the video was on the same level as doing the choreography ;)
I’ve been meaning to get into Laurie Berkner here lately.. is there a resource for the music or are you dictating everything? I glanced briefly at the store for a book but didn’t see it.
I’ve just been figuring out the chords for her songs on my own. Usually they are not too difficult!
Love it! I’m thinking I REALLY NEED those moves and sounds for my kids. Hmmm, do you think your student would do it for a video? How about your husband? Ok, then, maybe get some brave on and do it anyway. You know we love you. As far as I can tell from blogs, no one here is a professional dancer; and if there is someone who is…they can volunteer to do the video..right?!
Thanks for putting this up. I first heard this song on Pandora’s toddler channel and wanted to learn it for my 2-year-old. I’m not good enough to figure chords out on my own, so off to the Internet I went. Your page was the first hit from Google.
Seeing the chords written down would have helped a bit, perhaps over the lyrics in the video. However, the video was well done and I could see the patterns from your left hand well enough. I suppose tabs are beyond what you’re trying to do here… Meh, no worries, I got what I was looking for!
Now I see the link to by sheet music. OK, I feel silly now.
What, I’m supposed to read the whole web page?!?
So now my advice is, hide your left hand in the video if you want to sell sheet music. Heh…
Anyway… Thanks much!