John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt

Author Steven Anderson
Illustrated by Connah Brecon
Music Arranged & Produced by Steven C Music

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Series: Sing-along Songs | View more titles in this series
  • Text set to music
  • CD/web access to song
  • Reinforced library binding
  • Full-color illustrations
  • Glossary
  • Critical Thinking Activities
  • Read More Resources
  • Sheet Music for Each Song
Reading Level Grade: 1-3
Reading Level Age: 6-8
Interest Level Grade: PreK-3
Interest Level Age: 3-8
Hardcover: $33.99 list / $25.49 s/l
Trim Size: 11 x 9
Pages: 24
ISBN: 978-1-63290-379-2
Music Instrumentation: guitar, horns, drum set, bass
Music Fun Facts:
This song provides an excellent opportunity to discuss the history of ska and the culture and geography of Jamaica. Ska is characterized by brass instruments, offbeat guitar chords, and and a walking bass line. It was developed in Jamaica and influenced by jazz and Calypso and African rhythms. Ska music comes from a blend of jazz, pop, and Caribbean music. Although the name John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt is German, the song most likely originated in the United States perhaps during the mid 1800s when large numbers of German immigrants arrived in the country.