Duckie MoMo by The Duckie Stashes [the young writer's conference 2013]


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These 3rd graders were the youngest group at the Young Writers Conference held at Scotts Ridge Middle School, where I led three workshops in songwriting. In our one hour session, these kids overachieved and had an awesome time (as you can plainly hear in the recording). First I ran down my songwriting manifesto with them. We then had a stream-of-consciousness word storm (see bottom photo). Then we wrote the lyrics. Finally, we recorded three takes of our song into my field recorder. "Duckie MoMo" has been playing constantly in my head ever since! Each of my other two groups also wrote and recorded a song. Look for them here on the blog soon...


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