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Barney & Friends Episode
Practice Makes Music
Season 1, Episode 20
Air date May 1, 1992
Written by Mark S. Bernthal
Directed by Jim Rowley
Theme Different Genres of Music
Characters Barney
Greg Murray
Episode Guide
1-2-3-4-5 Senses!
Hi, Neighbor!

"Practice Makes Music" is the 20th episode of Season 1 of Barney & Friends.


Michael is scheduled to play a cello solo at the school concert in a few days, and he is nervous about playing in front of all those people because he was having a hard time learning how to play it. Barney invites his friend Greg Murray to teach the kids about music, and help Michael learn that "practice makes perfect." Barney and his friends learn to identify musical instruments and their sounds, and to appreciate all the different varieties of music.

Stories: Emmit the Elephant Joins the Band

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Song List

  1. Barney Theme Song
  2. Kookaburra
  3. The Crocodile Song
  4. Piano Medley: (Pop Goes the Weasel, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Frere Jacques, and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)
  5. The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
  6. Old Brass Wagon
  7. Dance Medley (Instrumental)
  8. The Marching Song
  9. I Am a Fine Musician
  10. London Bridge
  11. Everyone is Special
  12. I Love You

International Edits

  • In the international cuts, and the Hebrew version, the Crocodile Song and I Am a Fine Musician were removed. Also in the Israeli version, Pop Goes the Weasel, Mary Had a Little Lamb, and Frere Jacques were not played on the piano.


  • Michael would reference playing the cello in Everyone is Special, Picture This! and Sing and Dance with Barney.
  • This is the last episode of Baby Bop's 7-Season 1 episode absence before returning in "Hi, Neighbor!".
  • The different music types on the fixed record are a waltz, an instrumental version of the Japanese song "Sakura Sakura," and a polka.
  • The song "If You're Happy and You Know It" plays during the story "Emmit the Elephant Joins the Band".

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