In addition to this blog, I also host Mama Lisa’s World. Mama Lisa’s World is a large collection of children’s songs and rhymes from countries all around the globe.
Matt, a music teacher from Rhode Island, wrote a question to me, the other day, about Mama Lisa’s World:
I love the concept of your site. It’s been exciting to watch it grow. My only frustration is not being able to find either written (preferably) or audio music to accompany the lyrics. How do I find the tunes for all these great lyrics?
Music Teacher, Rhode Island, USA
Here’s what I wrote back, I’m sharing it with you, in case it helps you too…
Thanks for writing!
We’ve just added basic sheet music to a lot of songs on the Germany, France, Hungary, Spain and Mexico pages – plus many others.
We’re now in the process of converting the whole site to a database. We’re halfway through. Hopefully by the summer we’ll have a feature that will let you do a search on songs that have sheet music, midis or mp3’s. Midis play the tune of a song. MP3’s are recordings – usually of someone singing the song.
But for now, the songs on the countries that are in the database are working on a simple system. On the country pages they have symbols next to the song if they have special features. Here’s the key…
KEY TO SYMBOLS
– this song has sheet music
Midi – this song has a Midi tune
MP3 – this song has an MP3 recording
– this song has a Video recording
If there’s anything in particular you’re looking for, you’re welcome to ask – in case I know if we have it or not – I may be able to guide you to the right place to find what you’re looking for.
And, of course, we’re always looking for more sheet music, midi’s and mp3’s, so if you’d like to contribute any from your culture, we’d be thrilled!
I hope this helps!
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60 Responses to “How to Find Sheet Music, Tunes and MP3’s on Mama Lisa’s World”
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February 16th, 2010 at 2:18 pm
Looking for music on how to sing “sorida”
February 16th, 2010 at 6:10 pm
There’s a Sorida YouTube you can watch and you can buy the score cheaply at:
The Music Corner (in Europe)
Sheet Music Plus (US)
March 3rd, 2010 at 1:07 am
Hi, I was looking for songs on Greece or anything Greek to teach third grade students who are doing a unit on Ancient Greece. i stumbled onto this blog/website. i am an elementary music teacher in the INternational in Chennai, South India.
I wonder if somebody can help me with this.
March 3rd, 2010 at 9:15 pm
You can find Greek kids songs on Mama Lisa’s World. Just click the link!
June 20th, 2010 at 7:32 am
hi, nice work. i think nursery rhymes are often based in some historical event which makes them interesting on all sorts of levels.
A Russian i met was trying to teach me a rhyme, ” goosie goosie ga-ga-ga” and i am trying to find the lyrics in phonetic Russian.
Can you help?
July 25th, 2010 at 4:32 pm
I’m looking for the sheet music of Hey Kinds do you love Jesus
August 18th, 2011 at 7:59 am
Hey Julie, did you search on Google? I could swear I saw it online a couple days ago.
May 9th, 2014 at 2:01 pm
Hi I am looking for a short rhyme or song from trinidad and tobago to teach my children – is there any that you know and can point me in the right direction of the tune or beat? Thank you so much.
May 9th, 2014 at 2:52 pm
Hi Emily, You can find a Trinidadian lullaby with a video (to hear it sung) here.
November 4th, 2014 at 10:46 pm
I am hoping you can help. I am looking for the translation of the song Old MacDonald in Ghana.
Thank you very much