Demitasse Session Starters

12 Rose Songs You Never Thought Of

Roses are adored for their flower and curses for their thorns. Did you know there are 150 varieties of roses? Do you know the meaning behind the number of roses you receive? Rose songs you've used You've sung about them in many a garden or flower topic session....

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3 Ways to add Bicycles to a Session

Adding a bicycle to a session? Maybe it is how you enter the session. There is something that makes me smile picturing you riding a bike into your session space. Guitar backpack on. Some drums and instruments in rear tire baskets. A bell on the handlebar. And brightly...

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Balloon & Love Songs of Flight

Balloons--- In songs, balloons tie into flight, rides, motion, adventure, dreams and love. We decorate with them for parties. We associate them with childhood. Some have flown using them. Let these ideas guide you in creating a session that leads to experiences both...

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Growth songs

Growth is often associated with spring and children. As I have aged, I have transformed my thought process. While the official definition has not changed for me it encompasses much more. Expansion of mind and knowledge along with the aging process. While some of these...

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Songs and Secrets of Life

In the "Secret O'Life" we hear the following lyrics: The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time...The secret of love is in opening up your heart....Isn't it a lovely ride? .... At various times, reflecting on life in our sessions is an important experience to...

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High Flying Love

Know that high you feel when you are first in love? Consider mixing flight with love for an interesting twist in your sessions. Use some of the songs from "Planes are the Secret Ingredient" along with other that mention height, sky, flight and (of course LOVE.) You'll...

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Warm Songs

Warm thoughts to share on a cool or cold day. Think drinks, homes, clothing, thoughts... Here are 10 songs to get your creative juices flowing. You'll find a Spotify playlist at the end. Walking on Sunshine - The sun is a warming resource. Recorded first in 1983, use...

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Relationships in song

Relationships are at the heart of most things - family, friendship, community, care, therapy... Here is a demi-starter of relationship songs and discussion materials. You'll find links to many posts with familial relationships. While some of those songs are included...

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Fire songs

A mix of emotions can be found around the word "fire". We can picture a place we warm ourselves such as a fireplace or a camp fire. We can picture devastation found in wild fires and house fires. Being sensitive to those options, know that the songs in this share are...

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Frog Session Starter

Did you know: Frogs have long back legs and webbed feet that aid in both swimming and jumping. There are over 5000 species of frogs. Frog calls are unique to each species. Frogs don't need to drink water as they absorb it through their skin. In  Egyptian mythology...

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Barry Manilow

Born Barry Alan Pincus on June 17, 1943, Barry Manilow has been made a mark as a singer and a composer. Bette Midler hired him in 1971 to serve as her pianist, music director and arranger. His popularity in the 1970's and 1980's makes his music familiar to many in...

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Hand and Glove

Hand and Glove is a resource you can use together or within other sessions. It is a demi-session starter to serve as a jumping point for your sessions. Combine the two into one session Include hand songs in series on: Senses Body parts Types of crafts/handiwork...

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Memories of childhood

The song "Wish I was a kid again" inspired this collection of childhood memories. https://youtu.be/eVjQSfPIaxU While there are those you continue to enjoy childhood play, many people seem to replace play as they age. "When I was a child, I spoke and thought and...

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Pizza Session Starter

Pizza (session) is served. Try these ideas add this mealtime favorite to a music session. You'll find materials for both intergenerational and senior living sessions. YouTube links are currently live for each song title but may go down without warning. Codes for using...

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Planes are the Secret Session Ingredient

Planes are the secret ingredient in some songs. Plan a series or sessions about modes of transportation. Music ingredients A Spotify playlist of these songs are at the end of the materials. Trains and Boats and Planes (Burt Bacharach) -  Lyrics can lead into a...

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Dipping into a water theme? Sing these

Are you dipping into a water theme? Try these songs to create a session plan: The Water is Wide Cool Water (Sons of the Pioneers) Wade in the Water Bring a Little Water, Sylvie (The Weavers) Deep Water (Bob Willis) Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon & Garfunkel)...

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Build a Session on Weddings

Building a session on weddings can take many forms. Maybe it is a chance to reminisce about their own weddings or weddings they have attended. The session may be an outgrowth from a bridal fashion show. Maybe someone in the community is celebrating a milestone...

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Being There

Being there for others can take many forms. First and foremost we think of partners. They can also celebrate or reflect on caregiving. This resource can be useful in group or in individual settings. Use with caregivers or those receiving care can be appropriate. Many...

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Songs about Men

Songs that mention men can be a little more challenging to gather and sing. Whether it is because women were discouraged from writing, publishers didn't pick them up, or for other reasons - we may never know. You can use them for Father's Day, a series on names or...

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Songs about Women

There are many songs that mention women. This demi-session features some for the 1950's and 1960's with a few from the early 70's, Most of these tunes are included in the Spotify playlist at the end of this post. Song About Women Some of these people may know to sing....

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The Oscar goes to…

The Oscars are one time we think about movies. Going to the theatre to see a movie or a series of shorts and a movie used to be a way of life. This demi-session highlights movie related music. You'll find suggestions from 1936-1969. If you play a game with these...

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Sing a Simple Song

This demitasse plan is inspired by the refrain "Things were simpler then." Maybe they were many weren't. You'll find some starter ideas for spinning a simple themed session. Here's a starter list of songs that mention "simple".Discussion starters are at the end....

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