5/2/14 - Want to help? Looking for people to make youtube videos of these songs. email Larry
Please use the email Larry link to send me suggestions, comments, links to videos of children singing these songs, testimonials from teachers, ideas for using the songs, etc. With your permission, I will post your comments at the bottom of this page.
Overview - The following songs are for the Ruhi Book 3 Grades 1, 2 and 3 books. Each lesson is structured around the development of a spiritual quality and includes a memorization quotation. The songs below are these quotations and the prayers set to music to make learning them easy and fun. All the songs are written by Larry Magee, unless otherwise noted, and are free to download, reproduce and use. Click on the song title link to listen / download see how-to
Contributing Artists - Diana Bangratz, Lourdes Ballard, Gustaff Besungu, Angela Bryan, Goleta Burriston, Cheryl Watson Cooney, Awu Donson, Tracy Dreyer, Ameli Dziemba, Rafa Fleita, Earl Gaston, Alessandro Giua, Laura Harley, Walter Heath, Julie Iraninejad & Shabnam Cyrus, Hlodver Jokulsson,Shona Kenrick, Anke Keitel, Katharine Key, Kiskadee, Genevieve Labbe, Lindsay LaMarche, Harrison Lenz, Matthew Levine, Zack Livesay, Anna Luxion, Elika Mahoney, Mark McDowell, Claire McGrail, Yosi Mesbah, Carlos Medina, Melenya, John Neal, Doug OMalley, Helen Keniston Oney, Nasim Maani, Alan & Lorraine Manifold, Murali S. Nair, Sergie Nevidimov, Greg Parker and the Children's Spiritual Workshop, Cynthia Phillips, Tricia Raezer, Anastasia Rene, Nadine Reyhani, Darrell Rodgers, Rachel Parker-Roohi, Carlos Rosa, Russ Salton, Shameem Taheri-Lee, SKY, Mimosa Smolander, Soulrise Melodies, Susan St. John, Rana Tabrizi, Azeen Tashakkor, Tahirih Amador Vazquez, David Edward Walker, Mehal Watson, Nancy Watters, Bryan Weber, Ramine Yazhari, Igor Zotov. -- Type crtl-f and type in the singer's name to find their song(s)
Here's a site with more music for Baha'i Children's Classes http://www.mtcarmelproductions.com
1. GRADE 1 SONGS (pre-publication version 3.1.1PP) Download all Grade 1 Songs
-Here is a link to the 24 pre-publication lessons
-View the Spanish source quotations at Ruhi.org / Reference Material / Coloring Sheets.
-Download a Chords and Lyrics Book for all of the Grade 1 songs below.
-Piano / Guitar sheet music for the grade 1 songs (lyrics included)
-Download a CD Insert that can be cut out and placed in a clear CD case
-Bonus Song - O God Educate These Children. Sung by Claire McGrail.
2. GRADE 2 SONGS (pre-publication version 2.1.1PP 2012) Download all Grade 2 songs
3. GRADE 3 SONGS (pre-publication version) Download all Grade 3 Songs
More songs are coming soon... Check back.
Notes from Teachers, etc.
"Dear Larry. Thank you for making such a good album, I did not know about this site until about 4 months ago when I wanted to start a new children class, so I went searching for new materials and what I was mostly looking for was the quotations put to music and here I found it, and ever since I have been trying to share it with all my friends through facebook. My children class student isasix year old and she has almost learnt every one of the quotations by heart, they are so easy to learn and fun for children, every time I play one of the songs, she gets up and dances and makes actions along with the quotation, and this itself makes the class so interesting for her and more exciting for her to attend every week. Thank you once again." -Anisa Kasiri