A lot of people here know I am involved with our local Renaissance Festival. I'm a musician, and a very strong introvert, so I don't really like the improv part of it that some patrons expect. I feel much more comfortable with my music. But between shows, when we're just hanging around, I want some kind of "schtick" that I can do to interact with patrons. I thought of this idea that I think will be good, but I need help!
The idea is this: I want to think of phrases/lyrics from songs that everyone would recognize if I just played the melody on my recorder. They should be brief, so I can use them almost like conversation.
Example: If I played the melody of the first line of the Happy Birthday song, everyone would know that the words are "Happy birthday to you." That way I can tell someone Happy Birthday without speaking. Make sense?
Another phrase I already use is the beginning of the song "Safety Dance," where the lyrics are "You can dance if you want to." (Because I play with a dance troupe and I use that to encourage bystanders to join in when we teach dances.)
Ready, set, go!