This week on Storyteller Tuesday I introduce “The Ultimate Frisbee” and teach kids about the art of making up “tall tales” as a form of creative storytelling.
I’ve always enjoyed playing Frisbee; it was hard for me to learn to make a good throw as a kid, but I kept trying and getting better and better, a mindset that helped me get better at making music as I went along. I always loved making the running, jumping catches too.
What stories do your family share that are tall tales? Superhero stories and movies count! Do your kids make up their own tall tales? I’d love for you to comment about them below.
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Welcome to The Music Marketing Mind’s ongoing online experiment of Storyteller Tuesday! This week’s song and story are about the inspiration for a bouncy little number of mine called “The Pick Song!” As with all things, guitar picks require safe and careful handling, especially around little ones. There were two different times of my life where kids were involved that I was able to draw upon to cook up this song. Learn more about it in the video below:
Amy, my wife and co-lyricist helped me smooth out the flow of the phrases so the song would be both easier for me to sing and easier for you and the kids to understand.
This tune made it to Goober Kids Radio’s top 25 most requested songs of 2013 and appears on our Parents’ Choice Approved album “Everyone’s Invited!”
The Music Marketing Mind is an extraordinarily active community that does far more than just compliment each other’s songs or drive up each other’s play counts. We share real world advice and provide feedback as to what’s working online, at gigs and in our communities to build a passionate following.
This is a special week to re-share it because the song is included in the “Hits of the Playhouse Vol. 1” compilation to benefit Goober Kids Radio, a wonderful worldwide radio station for kids and their families.
My 3-year-old daughter asked me to jump up and down on her toddler bed with her. As I thought of an explanation why I couldn’t do that, it came out as the chorus of the song. I sang my answer while holding her hands so she could jump: “I’m too big to jump on the bed / You’ll have to jump on it for us!”
My wife Amy and I spent many car rides thinking over the possibilities of how to build a story song around that one hook. We wanted it to be funny and relatable to our own experience. I hope you agree that we hit that mark when you listen back.
You’ll also notice a nod to the traditional “Five Little Monkeys” as if this song were the sequel to that one. Enjoy! Leave your comments below and check out “Storyteller Tuesdays” every week at Music Marketing Mind.