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September Cultural Music - A Japanese Lullaby

Monday, September 13, 2021 by Paula Augustine | Cultural Music

Japanese Music: A Lullaby

In cultures around the world, parents sing their children to sleep. Some of the oldest songs are lullabies that are handed down from parents to their children generation after generation. We will get started with Japanese music by learning this simple lullaby. "Yurikago no Uta" is a well-known cradle song. This lullaby was sung in a popular Japanese Anime TV show, Love! Live! School Idol Project. 

For the Japanese Lullaby project, students will learn the basic tune on the piano and then add chords. I will have printed words in both English and Japanese. Here is the tune sung in Japanese with English subtitles.