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Hail to the Chief
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  Musical Examples:(suggestions)

  • Jazz/Blues- Louis Armstrong - “Peppermouth Blues” - recorded in 1923 Smithsonian Collection

  • Country- Garth Brooks - “The Dance” or “Friends in Low Places”

  • Pop/Rock- Jewel - “You Were Meant For Me”; No Doubt - “Spiderwebs”

  • Rap/Hip Hop- Will Smith - “Men in Black”; The Notorius B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher G. Wallace) - “One More Chance”

  • Classical- Beethoven’s 5th opening theme (g g g ebmatches the rhythm of the words, “Hail to the Chief”); or Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man”

  • March- Sousa’s “Washington Post”

  • Regional/Ethnic- “Beer Barrel Polka”; “We’ll Have Big Fun on the Bayou”; “The Streets of Laredo”; “Roosevelt and Ira Lee”; “Look Away Over Yondro”; “Rocky Mountain High”

  • Other- Bobby McFarrin/Yo Yo Ma - “Flight of the Bumble Bee”
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