Note by Note

TO THE RIGHT!

Sidestep to the right, clap twice

TO THE LEFT!

Sidestep to the left, clap twice

FORWARD

Step forward, clap twice

AND BACK!

Step back, clap twice

TURN AROUND!

Walk round in a circle, clap twice

The song teaches syncopation and the distinct repeating sections will help students understand form and structure. Most of all they will enjoy shouting ‘MAN!’ at the end of each chorus, which should be accompanied by a vibrant fist- pump in the air.

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Lyrics >>

Note by note
Piece by piece
Music is my bridge into your world
Beat by beat
Song by song
Music (Man) sets my rhythm free!

Chord by chord
Bar after bar
Music lifts you up when you are down
Hear our song
Sing along
Music (Man) sets my rhythm
Music (Man) sets my rhythm
Music (Man) sets my rhythm free

It lifts every part of you
It opens your mind
And sunshine appears inside
You flow with the melody
You know you’re alive
Your worries cast aside

Feel the music in everyone
Note by note
Search for music in everyone
Note by note

Seek out every sound
‘Til every sound is found
Bring out the music

Note by note
Piece by piece
Music is my bridge into your world
Beat by beat
Song by song
Music (Man) sets my rhythm
Music (Man) sets my rhythm
Music (Man) sets my rhythm free

Note by note
Piece by piece
Music is my bridge into your world
Beat by beat
Song by song
Music (Man) sets my rhythm
Music (Man) sets my rhythm
Music (Man) sets my rhythm free

It lifts every part of you
It opens your mind
And sunshine appears inside
You flow with the melody
You know you’re alive
Your worries cast aside

Feel the music in everyone
Note by note
Search for music in everyone
Note by note

Music never dies
There’s always a reprise
Treasure your magic prize
Music Man sets my rhythm
Music Man sets my rhythm
Music Man sets my rhythm free!
Yeah!

Instrumental Section Movements >>

To the right! CLAP, CLAP
To the left! CLAP, CLAP
To the right! CLAP, CLAP
To the left! CLAP, CLAP
Forward! CLAP, CLAP
And back! CLAP, CLAP
To the right! CLAP, CLAP
To the left! CLAP, CLAP
Turn around, CLAP, CLAP
Turn around, CLAP, CLAP
To the right! CLAP, CLAP
To the left! CLAP, CLAP