The So-Me series is written by Stuart Manins, a retired professor of Music Education from Auckland, New Zealand. His set of 12 sound stories and accompanying CD feature the character So-me, and his friends La-me, and La-so-me. These stories are charming, have really cute illustrations, and are full of musical teaching concepts. I used the concepts in the stories as the basis of my kindergarten music classes but they were equally loved by my students in Grade 1, 2 and 3. The stories will enhance both Orff and Kodaly based programs and help to teach many curriculum concepts.
Story No. 8, So-me and his Secret, reviews the various combinations of soh, me and lah used so far. A well known children’s chant is shown to contain them and a new song includes all their previous melodic combinations.