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How to Lead Songs

bulletThe name of the song:  Announce each song clearly and name the tune if it is not an original song.
bulletThe pitch or key: Sing a few notes to give the pitch. Be sure the whole group has it. If you are too high or too low, stop and start again.
bulletThe tempo--beating time: Start everyone at the same time. Shout in rhythm with the time: "Let's go," or clap your hands, or tap your feet and start on the next beat. Use simple hand motions; the up and down pump handle motion, to keep the group together.
bulletInformation about the song: The words, the tune. Be sure the whole group knows the song. If they don't, teach them. It is best to sing with the songbooks closed.
bulletPep--enthusiasm:  Don't insist on volume, at least not at f first. Let the group know that it is singing you want, not noise or volume.
bulletLeadership--control: Plan your selections carefully. Choose songs that fit the group and occasion. Avoid parodies or songs that may offend someone.   Don't ask the group what they want to sing - tell them.

For Song Books, See: Philmont Songbook







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