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This is the Way We Hear the Band is the 11th song from the CD LeapFrog: 1-2-3 Sing!: Sing-Along Learning Songs. It is sung by a group of children (William Blair Boren, Hannah Boren, Peter Kappen, Vita Romano) in the original version, and Amy X. Neuberg in the Leap's Learning Band Jammin' Boombox. The song teaches listeners about the instruments (piano, trombone, flute, drums) and the sounds they make, although credited with "you" instead of "we" in the CD.

It is also the 5th song of the 25 preloaded songs in Leap’s Learning Band Jammin’ Boombox.

Lyrics

Original

Children: This is the way we hear the band,
We hear the band, we hear the band.
This is the way we hear the band,
When we play our music!

This is the way the piano sounds...
(piano playing)
... the piano sounds.
This is the way the piano sounds,
When we play our music!

(piano playing)
When we play our music!

Additional verses:
3.
This is the way the trombone sounds...
(trombone playing)... etc.

4.
W.B. Boren: This is the way the flute sounds...
(flute playing)... etc.

5.
Romano: This is the way the drums sound...
(drumbeats)... etc.

6.
[repeat 1st verse]

When... we play our music!

Leap's Learning Band Jammin' Boombox

Neuberg: This is the way you hear the band,
You hear the band, you hear the band.
This is the way you hear the band,
When we play a groovy tune!

This is the way the piano sounds...
(piano playing)
... the piano sounds.
This is the way the piano sounds,
When we play a groovy tune!

Additional verses:
3.
This is the way the trombone sounds...
(trombone playing)... etc.

4.
This is the way the flute sounds...
(flute playing)... etc.

5.
This is the way the drums sound...
(drumbeats)... etc.

Song Trivia

  • Every instrument in verses 2-5 of the song has a special sound. The listener hears how each one sounds. These are:
    • Piano
    • Trombone
    • Flute
    • Drums
  • The song is of the tune of Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush.

Song credits

Music and lyrics by Judy Munsen

Original version performed by William Blair Boren, Hannah Boren, Peter Kappen, Vita Romano

Additional solo lines (on verses 4 and 5) in the original version sung by William Blair Boren, Vita Romano

Featured Musicians in the Original Version

Jeanne Parson (uncredited) - piano

Ira Nepus - trombone

Gary Herbig - flute

Christian Phelps - drums

Leap's Learning Band Jammin' Boombox version performed by Amy X. Neuberg

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