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Clown advice

Discussion in 'Variety and Street Performance' started by Marbles the Clown, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. Marbles the Clown

    Marbles the Clown New Member

    I am starting out and this is a question for musicians or those who have the knowledge. I am going to work the ukelele into my act and really want to know what songs you play at kids birthday parties now. Are songs like if your happy and you know it", "apples and bananas" or "itsy bitsy spider" still relevant in this day? or have you been required to go modern with your songs and play more recent pop songs,disney etc...
     
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  2. Sir Toony Van Dukes

    Sir Toony Van Dukes Well-Known Member

    I don't play music, but I did hear another entertainer singing "wheels on the bus..." at an event this summer.
     
  3. V

    V Well-Known Member

    You can get away with traditional music, just make it entertaining. Go to 'Super Silly Songs' on YouTube for some inspiration - they have classic as well as modern versions and variants there. I don't use an ukulele (crank organ user) so no idea how well it translates - but if you're proficient with it, I imagine it will go well.
     
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  4. Special K'z

    Special K'z Well-Known Member

    I use alot of songs recorded by Bryant Oden songdrops.com. Most songs use 3 chords so you can fake it. I use an autoharp and have played with Uke's before. Its doable. You can do classics but put a funny twist to them. I sing Ain't gonna rain no more but insert corny jokes for example. Do funny sound effects at the end of the song. A fakey high falsetto works too. Great clown Uke player Mr. Rainbow said you can either sing funny songs or you can sing songs funny. I'll add or you can do both.
     
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  5. tim

    tim Have red nose, will travel

    You can also get words wrong and let the kids correct you
     

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