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View Music Samples All the Little Babies Listen to Melody
USA - African American Plantation Song
 
Practicing the major sixth Do/La and the minor third Do\La.
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti ti ta ta | ti ti ta ta/a | ta ta ta ta | ti ti ti ti ti ti ta | ta ta ta/a |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi So La Do - pentatonic scale
  • Intervals: intermediateDo/La, Do\La, La\Mi, La\Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; sixteenth divisions, repeat sign, melodic rhythm patterns, verse/refrain
  • Key Words: USA geography: Southern United States, African American history, baking bread, babies, doctor, bed, coffee, sick, children, dance, sing, kitchen, skillet, lid, dollars, jail, pigeon wing (dance), plantations; contractions: ain't (is not), mama's (mama is), gonna (going to); abbreviations: short'nin' (shortening), lyin' (lying), eatin' (eating), 'most (almost), makin' (making)
 
 
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View Music Samples All Who Born in January Listen to Melody
Trinidad - Folk Song
 
Introducing the months of the year and moving to music.
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: AaBA
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti ti ri ti ri ti ti | ti ti ti ti ti ti ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate:  So Do Re Mi Fa So
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do\So, So/Do, Mi\Do, Do/Mi, So\Mi, Mi/So, Mi\Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: whole, quarter, eighth sixteenth; sixteenth divisions, movement to music, melodic rhythm patterns
  • Key Words: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
 
Combination format available upon request. 
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View Music Samples Alphabet Song Listen to Melody
USA - Traditional
 
Introduces letters and sounds of the English Alphabet.
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ri ti ri ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate:  Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervals: intermediate:  Do/So, Re/So
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth, sixteenth; sixteenth divisions
  • Key Words: letters of the English alphabet, singing the English alphabet
 
Same tune as Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.
Combination format available upon request.
 
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View Music Samples Are You Sleeping Listen to Melody
France - Traditional Round
 
Introducing rounds and canons.
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti ta ta | ti ti ta/a |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervals: intermediate: Mi\Do, So\Mi, Do/So, Do\So, So/Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; multiple part singing, singing a round/canon, singing in parts, hearing multiple parts,
  • Key Words: world geography: France; world languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Argentinean, Berber, Creole (Haitian), Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, Flemish, German, Greenlandic, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese.
 
Same tune as Freres Jacques.
 
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View Music Samples Baa, Baa, Black Sheep Listen to Melody
England/France
words: England 1731 - music: France 1761
 
Introducing the ascending P5 (perfect fifth) Do/So.
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ta ti ti ta ti ti| ti ti ta/a | ta ti ti ta/a |
  • Pitches: advanced: Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do, C Major Scale
  • Intervals: advanced: Do/So, Do\La, Re/So
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; D.C. al Fine, Fine
  • Key Words: world geography: France, England; nursery rhyme, wool, dame, jerseys, socks, sweater, rug, blanket, Jersey Cow, milk, dog, cat
 
 
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View Music Samples Babylon's Fallin' Listen to Melody
USA - Spiritual
 
Perfect for adding music literacy to your church, homeschool, or classroom.
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABaB
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ta | ta ti ti |
  • Pitches: beginners: Do Re Mi
  • Intervals: beginners: Do/Mi, Mi\Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; repeat sign, D.C. al Fine, Fine
  • Key Words: Jesus, sacred, Babylon, Bible story, peace, sin
  • Keyboard: beginners: three finger exercise for the right, left, and two hands together
  • Recorder: beginners: B, A, G, three finger exercise for the left hand
 
Combination format available upon request.
 
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View Music Samples Barnyard Song Listen to Melody
USA - Kentucky Mountain Song
 
Introducing syncopation while increasing memory skills.
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABC
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ta | ta/ ti | syncopation
  • Pitches: intermediate: So Do Re Mi La Do - pentatonic scale
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/Mi, So/Do, Do\So
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter, eighth; pick-up beat, dotted quarter, tied notes
  • Key Words:  USA geography, culture: Kentucky; farm animals hen, duck, cat, goose, sheep, cow, horse, farm animal sounds
 
Combination format available upon request. 
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View Music Samples Bell Horses Listen to Melody
England - Nursery Rhyme
 
Beginning Orff interval So\Mi.
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABaB
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ti ti | ti ti ta |
  • Pitches: beginners: Mi So La
  • Intervals: beginners: So/Mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; D.C. al Fine, Fine
  • Key Words:  world geography: England; time of day, measuring time
 
 
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View Music Samples Bingo Listen to Melody
USA - Traditional Folk Song
 
A fun tune for clapping melodic rhythms and improving memory.
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABCCcD
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti | ti ti ta | ta ti ti |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Ti Do Re Mi Fa
  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Do, Do\So, Mi\Do, Fa\Re, Ti\So
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; pickup beat, clapping melodic rhythm
  • Key Words:  farmer, dog
 
Combination format available upon request. 
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View Music Samples Bow, Wow, Wow! Listen to Melody
USA - Traditional
 
Introducing and reinforcing the tonic triad.
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABCA
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ti ti | ti ti ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi So La - pentatonic scale
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/Mi, Mi/So, So\Mi, Mi\Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; reinforces tonic triad
  • Key Words: Old English: art (are), thou (you); dog sounds, lost and found
 
Partner Song: "Hot Cross Buns"
 
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View Music Samples Bus, The Listen to Melody
USA - Play Song
 
Reinforcing the ascending tonic triad while adding sounds to music.
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABAC
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti | ti ti ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So Ti Do Re Mi So
  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Do, Do/So, Re\Ti, Ti\So, Re\So, reinforces tonic:  So\Mi\Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; pickup beat, tonic triad pitches
  • Key Words: bus, up, down, people, town, wheels, horn, wipers, signals, motor, babies, parents
 
Combination format available upon request. 
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View Music Samples Bye, Baby Bunting Listen to Melody
England - Nursery Rhyme
 
Counting eighth notes, syncopation, feeling 2/4. while reading 6/8, introducing the raised fourth, Fi, and, practicing three perfect fourths.
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: ABBA
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ta ti ta ti | syncopation, | ta ti ta/ | syncopation
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa Fi So La - introducing the raised subdominant (Fi)
  • Intervals: advanced: Mi/So, So\Re (P4), Re/Fa, Do/Mi, Do/Mi/La ascending submediant arpeggio, Re/So (P4)
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; vocal slur, dotted quarter, raised fourth (Fi), accidental (sharp-#), counting eighth notes, syncopation, grouping three eigths into a dotted quarter, feeling duple meter in 6/8 time
  • Key Words: world geography: England; nursery rhyme, family members, father, mother, sister, brother, hunting, silking, milking rabbit, lamb, baby, bunting (lightweight worsted wool fabric generically known as tammy, made in the 1800's)
 
 
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View Music Samples By'm Bye Listen to Melody
USA - Texas, Folk Song
 
Ritardando, syncopation, and reinforcing the descending tonic octave skip, Do\Do.
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABCDE
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ti ti ti ti ta ti ti | ta/a ti ta/ | syncopation, | ta/a/a ta | ta ti ti ta ti ti |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So Do
  • Intervals: advanced: So/Do, Do\So, So\Mi, Do\Do descending octave skip
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, dotted quarter, eighth; pickup beat, syncopation, ritardando, octave
  • Key Words: USA geography: Texas, counting 1 to 10, stars, shinning, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
 
 
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View Music Samples Clap Your Hands Listen to Melody
American Folk Song
 
Practicing a steady beat with body movements, introducing the perfect fifth (P5) Do/So.
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABAB
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta | ti ti ta| ti ti ti ti |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So Do Re Mi So
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/So, Mi\Do, Do\So
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; clapping steady beat
  • Key Words: clap, hands, shake, roll, flap, pat, knees
 
 
Kindergarten   00-CLAPY   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Cobbler, Cobbler Listen to Melody
England - Nursery Rhyme
 
Introducing half beats with eighth note divisions.
  • Key: Non-pitched
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: by staff: AAAAAA - by phrase: AAA
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ta | ti ti ti ti |
  • Pitches: none
  • Intervals: none
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; eighth note divisions, form by line; by phrase
  • Key Words: world geography: England; time of day, rhyming words, cobbler, shoe, half, two, eight, stitch, up, down, crown (money)
 
 
Kindergarten   00-COBBLE   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Coral Listen to Melody
USA - Folk Song
 
Discovering the tonic arpeggio, excellent after Pitch Warm-up, "Finding Do-Mi-So" in D Major.
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: AABC
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ti ti | ti ti ta | ti ti ti ti |
  • Pitches: beginners: Do Re Mi So La - pentatonic scale
  • Intervals: beginners: So\Mi\Do, descending tonic arpeggio
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; eighth and quarter note rhythms, introducing the half note
  • Key Words: earth science, coral colors, insects, sea, sailor, ground, red, white, ocean life
 
 
Kindergarten   00-CORAL   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Cuckoo, The Listen to Melody
German - Folk Song
 
Introducing the dotted quarter note, flagged and beamed eighths.
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABab - question/answer
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti | ta/a (ti) | ti ti (ti) ti |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervals: intermediate: So\Mi, Fa/La, Mi\Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, eighth; rests: quarter, eighth, question/answer
  • Key Words: world geography: Germany; bird song, cuckoo, tree, right/wrong, German Cuckoo clocks
 
 
Kindergarten   00-CUCKO   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Daisy Chain Listen to Melody
USA - Traditional Round
 
Master the location of Do, Mi, So in C Major while introducing the descending tonic arpeggio So\Mi\Do.
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta | ti ti ta | ti ti ti ti |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Mi So La
  • Intervals: intermediateSo\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio, Mi/La, Do/So
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; two part round/canon, singing in parts
  • Key Words: daisy, flowers, Valentines Day
 
 
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View Music Samples Deedle, Deedle, Dumpling Listen to Melody
England - Game Song
 
Practicing Orff's beginning interval with changing rhythms.
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABCa
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti ta ta | ta ta ta/a | ta ta ta ta | ta ta ta ti ti |
  • Pitches: beginners: Mi So La
  • Intervals: beginners: So\Mi, Mi/So
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; two part round/canon, singing in parts - reinforces Orff beginning interval So\Mi
  • Key Words: world geography: England; rhyme, stockings, bed, one, shoe, off, on
 
 
Kindergarten   00-DEEDLE   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Down Came a Lady Listen to Melody
USA - Game Song
 
This simple rhyme will challenge your best readers.
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABCa
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti ti ta ta| ta ti ti ti ti ti ti | ti ti ti ti ta (ta) |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Do Re Mi
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/Mi, Mi\Do, Re\La, So/Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; rests: quarter; two measure phrases, question and answer
  • Key Words: rhyme, lady, wife, two, blue
 
 
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View Music Samples Ducklings, The Listen to Melody
USA - Traditional
 
Stepping up and down the staff from Do to La.
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABAB
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ti ti | ta ta | ta/a |
  • Pitches: beginners: Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervals: none
  • Musical Elements: quarter note, eighth notes, half note; introduces cross over fingering for playing scales, stepping up and down the staff
  • Key Words: rhyming words, ducks, swimming, heads, water, tails
  • Keyboard: advanced: introduces cross over fingering for scale patterns in right, left, and two hands together
 
 
Kindergarten   00-DUCKL   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Engine, Engine Number Nine Listen to Melody
USA - Traditional
 
Excellent beginning tune for non-readers! Excellent for beginning Orff interval So\Mi.
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: rhythm: AAAA - pitches: AAAb
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ti ti | ti ti ta |
  • Pitches: beginners: Mi So
  • Intervals: beginners: So\Mi, Mi/So
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; simple rhythms, introduce/reinforce beginning Orff interval, So\Mi
  • Key Words: rhyming words: nine, line, track, back - vocabulary: engine, train, railroad, money
  • Keyboard: beginners:  two finger exercise for the right, left and two hands together
 
Note the tunes resemblance to the sound of a locomotive engine starting slowly.
 
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View Music Samples Five Currant Buns Listen to Melody
England - Nursery Rhyme
 
Extended range, descending dominant octave skip, and a common ending.
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABaC
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ta ti ti ta ti ti | ta ta ta ta | ti ti ti ti ti (ti) ta | ti ti ta ta (ta) | ti ti ti ti ta ta |
  • Pitches: advanced: So La Ti Do Re Mi So
  • Intervals: advanced: So/Do, Ti/So, So\Mi, Mi\Do, So\So descending dominant octave skip, common ending So La Ti Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; rest: quarter descending octave skip So\So
  • Key Words: world geography: England; counting backwards from five, rhyming words: shop, top, day, away, vocabulary: currant, baker, shop, fat sugar, boy, penny, bought
 
Currant - a small dried fruit made from a seedless grape originally grown in the Eastern Mediterranean, widely used in food preparation.
 
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View Music Samples Flower Girl, The Listen to Melody
England - Old Round
 
Four part round, dotted quarter note syncopation, descending tonic arpeggio.
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: ABAb
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ta ta | ta/a ti ta | syncopation, | ta/a (ta) |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So Ti Do Re Mi Fa So
  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Do, So\Mi, Mi\Do, So\Mi\Do, descending tonic arpeggio
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, eighth; four part round, singing in parts, hearing two parts, vocal blending, common ending; dancing quickly over the tonic before finding it again
  • Key Words: world geography: England; earth science, flowers: posies, roses, primroses, cowslips, lilies; spring
 
 
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View Music Samples Follow Me Listen to Melody
France - Folk Melody
 
Promote independent singing while practicing a steady beat!
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: Aa
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ta ta ti ti | ta ti ti ta ti ti |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So Do Re Mi
  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Do, Re\So, Mi\Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; pickup beat, independent singing, discovering movements to the steady beat
  • Key Words: world geography: France; walking in an line, cooperation, singing alone, singing alone
 
 
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View Music Samples For Health and Strength Listen to Melody
Traditional Round
 
Round, singing in parts, introducing the ascending dominate octave skip, So/So.
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: AB
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta ta ta | ta/a/a ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So Ti Do Re Mi Fa So
  • Intervals: intermediateSo/So, ascending dominant octave skip
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, quarter; pickup beat, singing in parts, octave, independent singing
  • Key Words: sacred, Lord, prayer round, blessing
 
 
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View Music Samples Fuzzy Wuzzy Listen to Melody
England - Traditional
 
Adding the sixth (La) to the beginning Orff interval, So\Mi.
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: AAaB
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ti ti ti ti ta | ta ta (ta) (ta) |
  • Pitches: beginners: Mi So La
  • Intervals: beginners: So\Mi, Mi/So, Mi/La
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; simple rhythms, introducing the sixth (La)
  • Key Words: world geography: England; rhyming words: bear, hair, animals
 
 
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View Music Samples Georgie Porgie Listen to Melody
England - 16th-century Nursery Rhyme
 
Advanced intervals and the introduction of the raised fifth (Si) will challenge for you best readers.
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: ABbB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti ta ti | ta ti ta/ | ta ti ta (ti) | ti ti ti ta/ |
  • Pitches: advanced: Ti Do Re Mi Fa So Si La
  • Intervals: advanced: Mi/So, Fa/La, La\Re, So\Do, Do/Mi, Re/Fa, Fa\Ti, Ti/Re, La\Si, Si/Ti, So/Do, Do\Mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: eighth; raised 5th (Si), uncommon intervals; 6/8 time: eighth note receives one beat, divisions of a dotted quarter note: three eights (3 ti's)
  • Key Words: world geography: England; pudding, pie, kissed, girls, cry, boys, plays
 
The lyrics to "Georgie Porgie" are thought to refer to the courtier to King James I, George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1592-1628).
 
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View Music Samples Goosey, Goosey Gander Listen to Melody
England - Late 16th-century Nursery Rhyme
 
Introducing divisions for a dotted eighth note followed by a sixteenth note. Challenging intervals will require your best readers.
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABaC
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ti ti ti ti ta ta | ta ti ti ta ta | ti ti ti ti ta ti/ ri | ta ti ti ta ti ti | ti ti ti ti ta ti ti | ti ti ti ti ta/a |
  • Pitches: advanced: Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La Do
  • Intervals: advanced: Mi/So, La/Do, Do\So, So\Mi, Re/Fa\Re, Re\Ti, Mi/La, La\Fa
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; excellent for introducing a dotted eighth sixteenth division, uncommon intervals
  • Key Words: prayers, wander, up, down, stairs, lady's chamber, old, left, goose, gander
 
 
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View Music Samples Green, Green, Green Listen to Melody
German - Children's Song
 
Singing alone and with others while learning colors.
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: AaBb (B has a repeating pattern)
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ti ti | ti ti ta | ti ti ti ti |
  • Pitches: intermediate: La Ti Do Re Mi Fa So
  • Intervals: intermediate: Re\Ti, Do\So, Mi/So, Fa\Re, Re/Fa
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; singing alone and with others, developing the independent voice
  • Key Words: world geography: Germany; colors, green, student introductions, meeting new friends
 
 
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View Music Samples Happy River, The Listen to Melody
France - Folk Song
 
Stepping up and down the staff and introducing the beginning Orff interval, So\Mi. A wonderful five finger keyboard exercise for left and right hands.
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABAC
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ti ti | ta ta | ta (ta) |
  • Pitches: beginners: Do Re Mi Fa So, stepping up and down the staff between tonic and dominant
  • Intervals: beginners: So\Mi, beginning Orff interval
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; introoducing beamed eighth notes, adding eighth notes to quarter and quarter rest, beginning five finger keyboard exercise
  • Key Words: world geography: France; river, singing, flows, nature
  • Keyboard: beginners: excellent five finger keyboard exercise
 
Extend the experience by mastering Finding Do-Mi-So Pitch Warm-up in G Major, prior to reading "The Happy River." 
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View Music Samples Hark, Hark, The Dogs Do Bark Listen to Melody
England - 13th-century Nursery Rhyme
 
Introducing syncopation in 6/8 time, grouping three eighths, feeling duple meter (dotted quarter) in 6/8.
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta/ ta ti | syncopation, | ti ti ti ti ta ti | ta ti ta ti | ti ti ti ti ti ti | ta/a/ |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Ti Do Re Mi Fa
  • Intervals: intermediate: Mi\Do, Fa\Re, Re\So, So/Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, dotted quarter, eighth; feeling duple meter in 6/8, counting eighth notes, grouping three eighths (dotted quarter)
  • Key Words: world geography: England; Saxon, England, Bubonic Plague; strangers, secret codes, town life, hark, the dogs do bark, beggars, town, rags, jags, velvet, gown, Saxon, England
 
Prior to the 13th century in Saxon, England, during outbreaks of the Bubonic Plague, strangers were looked upon with horror!  Dogs barking alerted the townspeople to strangers in their area, hence the words "Hark, hark the dogs do bark."
 
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View Music Samples Have You Ever Been to London Listen to Melody
USA - Old Folk Tune
 
Repeated melodic rhythm patterns, half rest, and focus given to the tonic (Do/1) and dominant (So/5).
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: verse: AaAB - refrain AaAB - song: AB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti ti ta ti ti | ta ti ti ta ta | ti ti ti ti ta ta | ta/a ta/a | ta/a (ta/a) |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So Ti Do Re Mi So
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/Mi, Mi/So, So\Mi, Mi\Do, Re\Ti, Ti/Re, Re\So, Ti\So, So/Do, reinforces: tonic and dominate as foundations of the scale
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; rest: half; repeat sign, refrain/verse, melodic rhythm pattern
  • Key Words: world geography: London, England; counting forward and backwards between 1 and 10
 
 
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View Music Samples Here We Sit Listen to Melody
USA - Singing Game
 
Introducing the beginning Orff interval, fostering the independent voice, and, developing fine motor skills at the keyboard.
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABBC
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ta ti ti ta | ti ti ti ti ti ti ta |
  • Pitches: beginners: Mi So
  • Intervals: beginners: So\Mi, Mi/So
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; singing alone, beginning vocal interval So\Mi
  • Key Words: voice identification game using beginning Orff interval So\Mi, space, wide, hide, first song, student introductions
  • Keyboard: beginners: two finger exercise for the right, left, and two hands together
 
 
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View Music Samples Hey Diddle Diddle Listen to Melody
England - 19th-century Nursery Rhyme
 
Practicing a vocal slur, adding tied notes, and feeling syncopation in 6/8 time.
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti ti ti | ta ti ti ti ti | syncopation, | ta/a/ ti | syncopation, | ta/a/ (ti) |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervals: intermediate: So\Re, Re\Ti, Do/Mi, Mi\Do, Mi\So, So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: eighth; tied notes (tie = plus sign (+) in math), vocal slur, 6/8 time: eighth note receives one beat, divisions of a dotted quarter note: three eights (3 ti's), feeling duple meter (2) in 6/8 time
  • Key Words: world geography: England; cat, fiddle, cow, jumped, moon, dog, sport, dish, ran spoon, laughed
 
 
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View Music Samples Hickory, Dickory, Dock Listen to Melody
England - Nursery Rhyme
 
Syncopation and feeling duple meter in 6/8 time while practicing a major sixth Do/La\Do.
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti ti ti | ta (ti) (ta) ti | syncopation, | ti ta ti ta | syncopation, | ti ta ti ta/ | syncopation
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/Mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter, eighth; 6/8 time: eighth note receives one beat, divisions of a dotted quarter note: three eights (3 ti's), feeling duple meter (2) in 6/8
  • Key Words: world geography: England; telling time, animals, hours, bird, dog, bear, bee, hive, hen, pecked, fiddle-sticks, cat, horse, cake, cow, danced, pig, oinked, duck, quacked, heavens, mouse, noon
 
 
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View Music Samples Higgledy, Piggledy, My Black Hen Listen to Melody
England - Nursery Rhyme
 
Syncopation on 6/8, feeing duple meter in 6/8.
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: ABBA
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti ti ti | ta ti ta/ | syncopation, | ta ti ti ti ti | ta ti ta (ti) | syncopation
  • Pitches: intermediate: Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervals: intermediate : Mi/So, Fa\Re, So\Mi, La\Mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: eighth; vocal slur, 6/8 time: eighth note receives one beat, divisions of a dotted quarter note: three eights (3 ti's), feeling duple meter (2) in 6/8 time
  • Key Words: world geography: England; black, hen, laying eggs, farming, gentlemen, nine, ten, non-sense words
 
 
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View Music Samples Hippety Hop Listen to Melody
USA - Traditional
 
Practicing syncopation in 6/8 and feeling duple meter in 6/8.
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: ABCB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti ti ti | ta ti ta ti | syncopation, | ta/ ta/ |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervals: intermediate : So\Do, Mi\Do, La\Re, Re/Fa
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth, 6/8 time: eighth note receives one beat, divisions of a dotted quarter note (3 ti's), feeling duple meter (2) in 6/8 time
  • Key Words: dance tune, barber shop, candy - in the early days of barber shops they also sold candy
 
 
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View Music Samples Hop Old Squirrel Listen to Melody
USA - Virginia, Folk Song
 
Introducing the first three pitches of the scale, eighth notes, and, the major third Do/Mi.
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABAb
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta | ta (ta) | ti ti ta|
  • Pitches: beginners: Do Re Mi
  • Intervals: beginners: Do/Mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; stepping from Mi down to Do, singing a major third Do/Mi
  • Key Words: USA geography: Virginia; squirrel, non-sense words, hop a steady beat to the music
  • Recorder: beginners: additional practice for B-A-G, following the first beginning recorder selection
  • Keyboard: beginners: a great beginning keyboard tune, for each hand, and both hands together
 
 
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View Music Samples Hot Cross Buns Listen to Melody
England - Folk Song
 
Each format includes questions about the musical elements of this tune, promoting student observation and greater retention.
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: AABA
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta | ti ti ti ti | ta (ta) |
  • Pitches: beginners: Do Re Mi
  • Intervals: beginners: Do/Mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eight;: rest: quarter; discovering form in music
  • Key Words: world geography: England; pastries, penny, one, two, fresh, sweet, sons, daughters, baking, cooking
  • Recorder: beginners: A-G-F, three note exercise
  • Keyboard: beginners: excellent three finger exercise for left and right hand. Pitch Number format may be used for right hand fingering.
 
Partner Song: "Bow, Wow, Wow!
 
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View Music Samples Humpty Dumpty Listen to Melody
England - Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme
 
Teaching the dotted quarter note and syncopation in 6/8 time, while singing two perfect fourths (P4) Do/Fa and Mi/La.
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: AABB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti ta ti | syncopation, | ti ti ti ta/ | syncopation, | ti ti ti ti ti ti |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/Mi, Mi/So, Mi/La, Do/Fa, Fa\Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighths; 6/8 time: counting eighth notes, eighth note receives one beat, divisions of a dotted quarter note: three eights (3 ti's), feeling duple meter (2) in 6/8
  • Key Words: world geography: England; rhyming words: wall/fall, King's men/again; horses, together; contraction: couldn't (could not); possessive: King's
 
 
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View Music Samples Hush Little Baby Listen to Melody
USA - Southern Folk Song
 
Singing the major sixth So/Mi and the perfect fifth So/Re to the melodic rhythm changes of each verse.
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: AB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti ti ta ta | ti ti ti ti ta ti ti | - changes with verses
  • Pitches: beginners: So Do Re Mi Fa
  • Intervals: intermediateSo/Mi (M6), Re\So (P4), So/Re (P4)
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; interval of a fourth, ending a phrase on the 2nd/Re, alternating quarter notes and eighth notes to accomodate changing verse syllables
  • Key Words: Southern United Stataes, mocking bird, diamonds, rocking chair, billy goat, looking glass, cart, bull, dog, horse contractions: don't (do not), papa's (papa is), mama's (mama is), won't (will not), you'll (you will)
 
 
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View Music Samples If You're Happy Listen to Melody
USA - Singing Game
 
Intermediate intervals with a beginners pace.
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: AABA
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta (ta) (ta) ti ti | ti ti ti ti ti ti | running eighth notes
  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Ti Do Re Mi Fa
  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Do, Do\So, So/Re, Fa\La, La\Mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; pickup beat, steady beat, percussion quarter note
  • Key Words: playground song, camp song, scout song, clapping, stomping, shouting, memory game, hurray, your/you're; contraction: you're (you are)
 
 
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View Music Samples I'm A Little Tea Pot Listen to Melody
USA - Nursery Rhyme
 
Distinguishing between intervals Do\La (m3) and Do\So (P4).
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABAB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti ta ta | ta ti ti ta ta | ta ta ta/a | ta ti ti ta/a | ta/ ti ti ti ta | syncopation
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La Do
  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Do, Do\La/Do, Do\So
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth, syncopation
  • Key Words: cooking, boiling water, steam, short, stout, pour, tea-cups, kettle, whistle
 
Last verse is popular in Great Britain.
 
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View Music Samples Jack and Jill Listen to Melody
England - 18th-century Nursery Rhyme
 
Syncopation in 6/8 meter, extended range, and challenging intervals for the very young.
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: ABAb
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti ta ti | syncopation, | ta/ ta (ti) | syncopation, | ta/ ti (ti) (ti) | syncopation
  • Pitches: advanced: Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do Re Mi - extended range
  • Intervals: advanced: Do\So, So/Do, So/Mi, Fa/Re, Re\Fa, Mi/Do\Mi, Re/La, So\Ti, Ti/Re
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: eighth; syncopation, uncommon intervals, 6/8 time: eighth note receives one beat, divisions of a dotted quarter note: three eights (3 ti's), feeling duple meter (2) in 6/8
  • Key Words: world geography: England; vocabulary builder: hill, fetch, pail, water, fell, up, down, broke, crown, tumbling, home, trot, fast, caper, bed, head, covered, vinegar, brown, paper
 
First published in the 1760s in John Newbery's Mother Goose's Melody.
May we suggest "Three Jacks" as part of your next program?
(Jack and Jill, Jack Be Nimble, Jack Sprat)
 
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View Music Samples Jack Be Nimble Listen to Melody
English Nursery Rhyme
 
Singing all the pitches of the major scale with syncopation in 6/8 time.
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: AB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti ta ti | syncopation, | ta ti ta (ti) | syncopation, | ta ti ti ti ti |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do, singing all the pitches of C major scale
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/Mi, Re/Fa, Mi/So, Do/So, So/Ti
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; rest: eighth; flagged and beamed eighths, 6/8 time: eighth note receives one beat, divisions of a dotted quarter note: three eights (3 ti's), feeling duple meter (2) in 6/8: where three eights would be a triplet if the beat is represented by a dotted quarter
  • Key Words: world geography: England: nimble, jump, high, low, over, toe, candlestick
 
Rhyme dates from around 1815.
May we suggest "Three Jacks" as part of your next program?
(Jack and Jill, Jack Be Nimble, Jack Sprat)
 
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View Music Samples Jack Sprat Listen to Melody
England - Nursery Rhyme
 
Advanced syncopation, pitches, and intervals; introducing the raised fourth, Fi (F#).
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ta ti/ ri | syncopation, | ti ti ti/ ri | syncopation, | ti/ ri ti ti | syncopation, | ta/ ti | ta/ ti ta/ ti | syncopation, | ta/a | the rhyme helps master the complex rhythms
  • Pitches: advanced: Do Re Mi Fa Fi So La Ti Do - introduces the raised fourth (Fi)
  • Intervals: advanced: Do\So, Do/Mi, So\Do, Do/La, Ti\Mi, Do\La, La\Mi, Mi/Fi, Mi/Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; syncopation, dotted rhythms, divisions of sixteenths, raised fourth - Fi
  • Key Words: world geography: England; fat, lean, between, betwixt (between), platter, licked, wife
 
The name Jack Sprat dates from the sixteenth century and was often used by people of small stature. The text originates from an English Proverb known in the mid-seventeenth century.
May we suggest "Three Jacks," as part of your next program?
(Jack and Jill, Jack Be Nimble, Jack Sprat)
 
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View Music Samples Jenny Jones Listen to Melody
USA, Alabama - Folk Song,
 
Perfect after reading Pitch Warm-up Finding Do-Mi-So!
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: ABaC
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ta ti ta ti | syncopation, | ta ti ti ti ti | ta ti ta/ | syncopation
  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Ti Do Re Mi So
  • Intervals: advanced: So/Do, Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio, So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio, Re\Ti, Ti\So, Re\So, So/Mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: eighth; pickup beat, tied note, vocal slur, singing alone and with others, repeat sign, walking/dancing with steady beat, 6/8 time: eighth note receives one beat, divisions of a dotted quarter note: three eights (3 ti's), feeling duple meter (2) in 6/8: where three eights would be a triplet if the beat is represented by a dotted quarter
  • Key Words: USA geography: Alabama; greeting song, game song, washing, starching, ironing, sweeping, dead
 
 
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View Music Samples Jesus Loves Me Listen to Melody
USA - Hymn by Susan Warner
Music by William Batcheldor Bradbury
 
Popular children's hymn introduces dotted rhythms easily, using the pentatonic scale.
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABAC, chorus: ABAC
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti/ ri | syncopation, | ti ti ti ti | ti ti ta | ta ti ti | ti ta/ | syncopation
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi So La Do - pentatonic scale
  • Intervals: intermediate: So\Mi, Mi\Do, Mi/So, La/Do\La, Do/Mi, So\Do, So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth, dotted quarter, dotted eighth, four measure phrases, syncopation, pentatonic scale, tonic arpeggio
  • Key Words: sacred, children's hymn, character education, Jesus's story, bible, weak, strong, children, bad, good, light, love, friend, give, live, heaven, sin, sad, ill, sin, died, bled, henceforth, thee (you), nights, clear, fear, near, heart, knee, wide, gate,close, tho' (although), wanting, hast (has)
 
 
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View Music Samples Johnny Works With One Hammer Listen to Melody
USA - Singing Game
 
Adding the second (Re) to the tonic arpeggio.
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABAC
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta/a ta ta | ta ta ta ta | ta/a (ta/a) |
  • Pitches: beginners: Do Re Mi So
  • Intervals: beginners: Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio, So\Do, Re/So, So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter; rest: half
  • Key Words: counting to five (5), hammer, work, one, two, three, four
  • Keyboard: beginners: five finger exercise for the right, left, and two hands together
  • Recorder: beginners: playing in F major, adding the right hand (F) to the beginning pitches (BAG)
 
 
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View Music Samples Lavender's Blue Listen to Melody
England - Singing Game
 
Distinguishing between the ascending perfect fifth, Do/So, and the ascending major sixth, Do/La.
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: ABAC
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ti ti ti ti | ta/a/a | ta ta ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/So, Do/La, La\Do Do/Fa
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, quarter, eighth; singing an ascending perfect fifth (P5), singing an ascending major sixth (M6)
  • Key Words: world geography: England; farming, harvesting, blue, green, king, queen, work, plough, cart, thresh, corn, whilst, lavender, ourselves
  • Keyboard: intermediate: five finger exercise for right, left, and two hands together
 
 
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View Music Samples Lemonade Listen to Melody
USA - Singing Game
 
A singing game fostering the independent voice. Beginning Orff interval So\Mi for voice and keyboard.
  • Key: E Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ta | ti ti ti ti | ta ta |
  • Pitches: beginners: Mi So
  • Intervals: beginners: Mi/So, So\Mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; singing alone and with others, beginning vocal interval So\Mi (Orff), excellent beginning song
  • Key Words: trade, job, geography, voice identification game using beginning Orff interval So\Mi, first song
  • Keyboard: beginners: two finger exercise for right, left, and two hands together
 
Developing an independent voice using the Orff beginning interval, So\Mi.
 
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View Music Samples Little Bo-Peep Listen to Melody
England - Nursery Rhyme
 
Introducing the dotted quarter note, syncopation in 6/8, using all the pitches of the major scale, counting eighth notes, and uncommon intervals, a challenge for intermediate readers.
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ta ti | syncopation, | ta/ ta/ | ta ti ta/ | syncopation, | ta/ ta (ti) | ta ti ta ti | syncopation
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do, all the pitches of the major scale
  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Do, Do8\Mi, Mi/Ti, So\Re, So\Mi, Mi/La
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: eighth; uncommon intervals, vocal slur, 6/8 time: eighth note receives one beat, divisions of a dotted quarter note: three eights (3 ti's), feeling duple meter (2) in 6/8: where three eights would be a triplet if the beat is represented by a dotted quarter
  • Key Words: world geography: England; sheep. nursery rhymes, wagging, dreamt, bleating, fleeting, crook, determined, they'd, stray, meadow, espied, hillocks, shepherdess, sheep farming, bleeding heart, joke; contraction: they'll (they will); abbreviation: 'em (them)
 
 
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View Music Samples Little Tommy Tinker Listen to Melody
England - Nursery Rhyme - Traditional Round
 
Four part round concentrating on the intervals of the tonic triad and introducing the dotted half note.
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ta ta | ti ti ti ti ta ti ti | ta ti ti ti ti ta | ta/a/a (ta) |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi So Do
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/Mi, Mi/So, Do\So, So\Mi, So/Do - intervals of the tonic triad
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; vocal slur, singing in parts, reinforces descending perfect fourth, Do\So, singing in parts, advanced: four part round: each part begins when the previous section begins the second staff/line
  • Key Words: world geography: England; clinker (hot ash or cinder), innocent, cry, sat, little, tinker, poor, guy
 
 
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View Music Samples Little Boy Blue Listen to Melody
England - 19th-century Nursery Rhyme
 
Advanced syncopated rhythms, pitches, descending tonic and dominant minor seventh arpeggios will challenge your best readers.
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ti ti ti ti (ti) ti | ta ti ti (ti) ti | ti/ ri ti ti/ ri ti | syncopation, | ti/ ri ti ti ti ri | syncopation, | ta ti ta/ | syncopation
  • Pitches: advanced: So La Ti Do Re Mi Fa So
  • Intervals: advanced: So/Do, Do\La, Do/So, So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio, La/Fa, Fa\Re\Ti\So descending dominant minor seventh arpeggio
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rest: eighth; counting eighth notes, dotted eighth syncopation in 6/8 time, tonic and dominant arpeggios
  • Key Words: world geography: England; farming, village, boy, blue, horn, sheep, meadow, cow, corn, haystack
 
Little Boy Blue was a hayward in the Middle Ages. One of the responsibilities of the village hayward was to blow his horn to give warning that cattle were invading the crops.
 
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View Music Samples Little Jack Horner Listen to Melody
England - Nursery Rhyme, 1725
 
Tied notes, a major seventh (Ti/La), minor sixth (Fa\La), and syncopated rhythms in 6/8 time.
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: ABAC
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ti ti ti ta ti | syncopation, | ta/_a (ti) ti | syncopation, | ti ti ti ti ti ti |
  • Pitches: advanced: So La Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La - extended range
  • Intervals: advanced: 3 perfect fourths (P4): So/Do, La/Re, Ti/Mi; Ti/La (M7), Fa\La (m6)
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: eighth; tied notes, 6/8 time: eighth note receives one beat, divisions of a dotted quarter note: three eights (3 ti's), feeling duple meter (2) in 6/8: where three eights would be a triplet if the beat is represented by a dotted quarter
  • Key Words: world geography: England; Christmas, sacred, corner, eating, pie, thumb, plum, self-esteem, Christmas Pie, character education
 
 
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View Music Samples Little Miss Muffet Listen to Melody
England - Nursery Rhyme
 
Syncopation in 6/8 time, feeling duple meter in 6/8 time, introducing the raised tonic (Di), and a right hand keyboard exercise.
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: ABCB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ta ti | syncopation, | ti ti ti ti ti ti | ta/_a ti | syncopation
  • Pitches: advanced: Ti Do Di Re Mi Fa So - raised tonic Di
  • Intervals: advanced: Fa\Re, Mi\Do, Do/Fa, Re\Di/Re, Re/So (P4), So\Mi, Re/Fa
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: eighth; tied notes, eighth rest, counting eighth notes, running eighth notes, raised/sharped tonic Di, C#; 6/8 time: eighth note receives one beat, divisions of a dotted quarter note: three eights (3 ti's), feeling duple meter (2) in 6/8: where three eights would be a triplet if the beat is represented by a dotted quarter
  • Key Words: world geography: England; tuffet, curds, whey, spider, frightened
  • Keyboard: intermediate: five finger exercise for right hand - index or middle finger crosses over thumb to play the seventh (Ti), playing C#
 
tuffet - piece of furniture used as a footstool or low seat.
curds - soft, white substance formed when milk sours, used as the basis for cheese.
whey - the watery part of milk that remains after the formation of curds.
 
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View Music Samples Little Tommy Tucker Listen to Melody
England - Nursery Rhyme, circa 1765
 
Introducing the sharp fifth, Si, and an ascending diminished fourth (d4), Si/Do.
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti ti ta ta | ti ti ti ti ta ta | ta ti ti ta ti ti | ta ta ta (ta) |
  • Pitches: advanced: Do Re Mi Fa So Si La Ti Do Re Mi, raised/sharped fifth, Si, extended range
  • Intervals: advanced: So/Do, Do\Mi, Do/Mi8, Do\La, So\Re/So, So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio, Do/La, Si/Do (d4), La\Fa, Mi/Do, So\Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; uncommon intervals, 2 measure rhythm patterns, vocal slur, sharped dominant (Si), diminished fourth Si/Do (d4)
  • Key Words: world geography: England; bread, butter, cut, knife, married, wife, orphans, begging, poor
 
The phrase "Little Tommy Tucker" was a colloquial term used to describe orphans.  Singing for his supper refers to begging.
 
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View Music Samples London's Burning Listen to Melody
England - Traditional Round
 
Singing in two parts. Introducing the descending dominate octave So\So.
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: ABCA
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ta ti ti | ta/a ta | ta/a ti ti |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So Do Re Mi So
  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Do, Do\So, Mi/So, So\So (descending dominant octave)
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, half, eighth; pickup beat, singing in 2 parts, 2 part round
  • Key Words: world geography: London, England; fire engine, putting out fires, fetch, fireman, civil servant
 
 
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Jamaica - Children's Game Song
 
A syncopated singing game fostering the independent voice.
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: AB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti ta ta | ta ti ti ta ta| ti ta ti ta/a | syncopation
  • Pitches: beginners: Do Re Mi Fa So
  • Intervals: beginners: So\Mi, So\Do, Do/Mi, Fa\Re
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; eighth notes flaged and beemed, syncopation, independent singing, developing the independent voice, singing alone and with others
  • Key Words: world geography: Kingston, Jamaican; singing song, game song, gold, ring, hold, again, back, come
  • Keyboard: beginners: five finger keyboard exercise for the right, left, and two hands together
 
 
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USA - Traditional
 
Introducing the sharp sixth, Li.
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta ta ta | ta ta (ta) ta | ta/a (ta) ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Mi Fa So La Li Ti Do - raised 6th (Li)
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do\So, Mi/So, So/Do, Ti\So, So/Ti
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, rest: quarter; raised/sharp sixth (Li)
  • Key Words: hand jive tune, doctor, nurse, alligator, purse, throat, bathtub, swim, soap, followed, walked, lady, mumps, nothing, ate, named, tiny, called, water, coming, contractions: wouldn't (would not), I'm (I am)
 
 
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England - Nursery Rhyme
 
Adding the sixth (La) to the beginning Orff interval.
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABAB
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ti ti | ta ta |
  • Pitches: beginners: Mi So La
  • Intervals: beginners: So\Mi, Mi/So
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; beginning Orff interval, introducing the sixth (La)
  • Key Words: world geography: England; nursery rhyme, locket, penny, lost, found, ribbon
  • Keyboard: beginners: three finger exercise for the right, left, and two hands together
 
 
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USA - 19th-century Nursery Rhyme
 
Introducing the dotted eighth and sixteenth syncopation and adding the tonic to the beginning Orff interval.
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABAC
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti/ ri ti ti | syncopation, | ti ti ta | ti ti ti ti |
  • Pitches: beginners: Do Re Mi So
  • Intervals: beginners: Mi/So\Mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, dotted eighth, sixteenth, introducing sixteenth divisions, excellent for building from the beginning Orff interval, So\Mi to the tonal center, Do
  • Key Words: USA history, American nursery rhyme, school days, farming, character education, fleece, white, snow, school, rule, laugh, play, eager, children, cry, teacher
  • Keyboard: beginners: four finger exercise for right, left, and two hands together
 
A true story about children in Sterling, MA, USA, the original rhyme was first published by Sarah Josepha Hale on May 24, 1830. The rhyme was also the very first words recorded in the history of recorded sound, spoken by Thomas Edison.
 
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England - Nursery Rhyme
 
A very old rhyme for your best readers! Advanced rhythms, pitches, and intervals create a very challenging composition.
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ti ti ti ti | ti ti ri ti ti | syncopation, | ta/ ti | syncopation, | ti/ ri ti ti | syncopation, | ti/ ri ti ti ti ri | syncopation, | ta/ (ti) |
  • Pitches: advanced: Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do - the pitches of the major scale
  • Intervals: intermediate: So\Mi/So, So\Re, Fa/La, So/Do, Do\La, Ti\So, Do\Fa
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, dotted eighth, sixteenth; rest: eighth rest; double beamed sixteenth notes
  • Key Words: world geography: England; farming, contrary, garden, grow, silver bells, cockleshells, pretty, maids, row
 
 
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USA, Virginia - Folk Song
 
Descending submediant arpeggio, Mi\Do\La (Em), vocal slur, and beamed eighth notes.
  • Key: C Major
  • Time:&n