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View Music Samples Acres of Clams Listen to Melody
USA - Folk Song
Attributed to Francis D. Henry, cir. 1874
 
Contrasting a vocal slur with tied notes, extending the vocal range with ascending and descending tonic arpeggios. Carrying over through the mid-phrase rest will strengthen breath control.
  • Key: E flat Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: AaBa - 8 measure phrases
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta ta | ta ta/a | ta (ta) ta | ta/a/a |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Do Re Mi So La Ti Do
  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Do, Do/Mi, Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio, So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio, Mi\La, Do8\So\Mi descending tonic arpeggio
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, quarter; rest: quarter; pickup beat, tied notes, vocal slur, tonic arpeggio
  • Key Words: USA geography - Puget Sound, Washington, Salish Sea, USA western expansion, gold mining, prospecting, cradled, frequently, tunneled, wealthy, hundreds, digging, sure, grub, blanket, tools, morning, shank, country, ambition, laugh, condition, surrounded, acres, clams; abbreviation: hydraulic'd (hydrauliced); contraction: I've (I have)
 
Same tune as "Old Rosin the Beau" cir. 1830's, and "Lay of the Old Settler."
 
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View Music Samples A La Puerta Del Cielo
(At the Gate of Heaven)
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Spanish Folk Song
 
Practicing the ascending interval So/Do and the feeling of ending the first three lines on the second (Re).
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: staves: AABa - song: AB verse/chorus
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ti ti | ta ti ti | ta ta | ti ti ta | ta (ta) |   
  • Pitches: intermediate: So Ti Do Re Mi Fa So
  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Do, Fa\Re, Re\So, La\Fa
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; vocal slur
  • Key Words: North American history, Basque, New Mexico, multi-cultural, lullaby, sacred, Spanish, zapatos (shoes), angelitos (angels), niņo (baby), madres (mother), cielo (heaven), asiste (pray), duermete (slumber); hyphenated: bare-footed
 
ņ - Spanish "ņ" is pronounced like the "ny" in the word "canyon."
Collected from the Basque people in New Mexico, cir. 1932 - Sail Away, Locke
 
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View Music Samples All Day Long Listen to Melody
USA - Traditional
 
Advanced syncopation and a rare double dotted quarter note while practicing ascending and descending tonic arpeggios.
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: staves: AaBA - song: AB verse/refrain
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ta ti/ ri ti/ ri ta/ | syncopation, | ta ta ta/a | ti/ ri ti/ ri ti/ ta | syncopation, | ta ta ta// ri | syncopation (double dotted quarter note)   
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi So La Do
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio, So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio, Do/La, La/Do8, Do8\So\Mi, descending tonic arpeggio, So\Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, double dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, sixteenth; verse/refrain, tonic arpeggios, syncopation
  • Key Words: perpetual, always happening, repetitive activities, all day long, heart, beating, singing, breathing, spider, weaving, clock, ticking, rain, falling, Sunday, Monday; hyphenated: a-beating, a-breathing, a-ticking, a-clicking, a-weaving, a-singing
 
 
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View Music Samples All 'Round the Brickyard Listen to Melody
USA - African American Play Song
 
Contrasting syncopation on the second beat, with straight eights.
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti/ ri | syncopation, | ti ta/ | syncopation, | ti ta ti | syncopation, | ti ti ti ti | ta/a |      
  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Do Re Mi So La
  • Intervals: intermediate: So\Do, Mi\Do, Do/Mi, Mi\Do\La\So descending minor 6th w/7th arpeggio (Dm 7), So/Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; D minor seventh, Dm 7 arpeggio, moving to a syncopated second beat, contrasting syncopation with straight eights
  • Key Words: play song, party song, African American playground song, brickyard, remember, step it, shake it, clap it; abbreviations: 'round (a round), goin' (going)
 
 
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View Music Samples Alpine Song Listen to Melody
Austrian - Yodeling Song
 
Two alternating pitch patterns, uncommon intervals, syncopated rhythms, and sounds added to each refrain will strengthen literacy and memory skills with great fun!
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: verse: AA - refrain: AaAa' - song: AB verse/refrain
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ta ta | ti ti ta ti ti | ta (ta) ti ti | ta (ti) ti ti ti | ti/ ri ti ti ti ti | syncopation, | ti/ ri ti ti ta | syncopation      
  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Ti Do Re Mi Fa So
  • Intervals: advanced: Do\So/Do, Re/Fa, Re\La, Do/Mi, Do/So, So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio, Ti/So, Fa\Ti - two alternating pitch patterns: Do/So\Mi\Do, Ti/So\Fa\Ti
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rest: quarter, eighth; pickup beats, multiple fermatas, syncopation, alternating pitch patterns
  • Key Words: world geography, Austria, Austrian, natural science, avalanche, mountain, hiking, mountain hiking, interrupting, yodeling, Saint Bernard, rescue dog, Guernsey Cow, Martian; yodel imitation: yodelayheehoo, yodelayheehee
 
Sounds are made for each interruption of the yodeler's cry. Each sound is added to the preceding refrain.
 
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View Music Samples America
My Country 'Tis of Thee
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Tune - England - Traditional
Lyrics - Samuel F. Smith 1832
 
Practicing syncopation and breath control with an old melody which builds slowly before stepping between the dominate (So) to the tonic (Do) using a varity of rhythms.
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: staves: ABCD - song: AB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ta ta | ta/ ti ta | syncopation, | ta/a/a | ta ti ti ti ti | ti ti ta ta |      
  • Pitches: intermediate: Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervals: intermediate: Re\Ti, Do/So, Do/Mi, La\Fa
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; syncopation, vocal slur
  • Key Words: early national anthem of the USA, USA history, country, liberty, fathers, Pilgrims, pride, mountainside, freedom, native, noble, rills, rapture, thrills, swell, breeze, tongues, awake, breathe, partake, prolong, God, Thee, author, bright, holy, protect, might, King, American independence; contraction: 'tis (it is); abbreviation: ev'ry (every); possessives: pilgrim's, freedom's, fathers'
 
Also known as "My Country 'Tis of Thee," "America" along with "Hail, Columbia" served as one of the early national anthems of the United States of America, before the adoption of "The Star Spangled Banner" in 1931. (also in 3/4 time)
 
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View Music Samples Autumn Leaves Listen to Melody
German Folk Song
 
Introducing uncommon intervals: Re/La, Fa\Ti and a musical refrain which echoes the verse.
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: staves: AaAa - song: AA
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta ta | ta ta ti ti | ta (ta) ti ti |         
  • Pitches: intermediate: Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervals: intermediate: So\Mi, Fa\Re, Re/La, Fa\T, Do/Mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; pickup beat, verse/refrain, vocal slur
  • Key Words: world geography, Germany, earth science, seasons, autumn, fall, leaves, fluttering, falling, tree tops, ground, trumpet, whirling, around, tired, huddled, heap, asleep; contraction: they're (they are)
 
 
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View Music Samples Be Kind To Your Web-Footed Friends Listen to Melody
Music by William John P. Sousa
Words by Unknown
 
A natural tonic (Di), sharped second (Ri), flat third (Me), with tonic and dominate octave skips, while extending the vocal range, makes this famous march challenging and fun!
  • Key: E flat Major
  • Time: 2/2   (counted in 4/4)
  • Form: AB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta/a ta ta | ta/a ta ta | ta/a ta/ ti | syncopation, | ta/a/a ta | ta ta/a/a | ta ta ta ta | ta/a (ta) ta | ta (ta) ta/a |         
  • Pitches: advanced: So La Ti Do Di Re Ri Me Mi Fa So La Do
  • Intervals: advanced: Mi\Ri (raised 2nd), Ri/Mi, Mi/So, So\Mi, Fa\Re, Re\Di (raised tonic), Di/Re, Re/Fa, La\Re, Re/So, Ti/Re, Do/Me (lowered 3rd), Do/Do ascending tonic octave skip, Do\Do descending octave skip, So\Do, So\So descending dominate octave skip, La/Mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: whole, dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; multiple tied notes, pickup beat, flat, sharp, natural, vocal slur, octave skips
  • Key Words: John Phillip Sousa, "The Stars and Strips Forever," patriotic tunes, nonsense lyrics, animal science, duck, swamp, mother, another, nearly, damp, alone, friends, one and only; hyphenated: web-footed
 
Whimsical text to John Sousa's famous march, "The Stars and Strips Forever."
 
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View Music Samples Bow Down, O Belinda Listen to Melody
USA - Traditional
 
Singing tonic and dominate arpeggios while dancing.
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta | ti ti ti ti |
  • Pitches: intermediate : So Ti Do Re Mi Fa So
  • Intervals: intermediate : Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio, So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio, Re\Ti\So descending dominate arpeggio, So/Do, Do/So
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth
  • Key Words: square dance movements, children's dance, bow, partner, middle, circle, skip, both hands, round
 
 
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View Music Samples Charlie Over the Ocean Listen to Melody
USA - Singing Game
 
Developing an independent voice. Walking a steady beat while singing syncopated rhythms.
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: staves: AABB - song: ABAB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti ti ti ti | syncopation, | ta/ ta/ | ta ti ta ti | syncopation
  • Pitches: beginners: So La Do Re Mi - pentatonic scale
  • Intervals: beginners: Mi\Do, Do\La, So/Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; vocal slur, syncopation, tapping duple meter in 6/8 time, singing alone and in groups
  • Key Words: play ground song, singing game, camp game song, independent voice, echo song, call response, sailing, earth science, ocean, sea, blackbird, catch; contraction: can't (cannot), Duck, Duck, Goose
 
Directions:

  • Students form a standing circle facing the middle (arms length apart) with one student out.
  • With a steady beat* one student begins walking around the outside of the circle singing the solo, echoed by the group.
  • When the song ends, the walking student chooses (taps) the student they are walking behind.
  • Racing around the circle, should the chosen student tag the first student before they reach the opening in the circle they win their place back and the song is sung again.
  • If not, they become the new soloist.

* represented by two dotted quarter notes

 
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View Music Samples Chatter with the Angels Listen to Melody
USA - African American Spiritual
 
Descending interval Do\La, ascending interval La/Do, and the ascending tonic arpeggio, with syncopation occurring on the second half of the fourth beat.
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: staves: ABCD - song: AABB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti ta ta | ta ti ti ta ta | ta ta ta/a | ta/a ta/ ti | syncopation,| ta ta ta ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate : So La Do Re Mi So - pentatonic scale
  • Intervals: intermediate : Do\La, La/Do, So/Mi, Do/Mi, Mi\Do, Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio, So8\Mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, eighth; two repeating sections - repeat signs, tonic arpeggio, syncopation
  • Key Words: sacred, African American History, chatter, angels, morning, all day long, soon, band of angels
 
 
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View Music Samples Come on Through Miss Sally Listen to Melody
USA - Folk Song
 
Contrasting rhythms, syncopated and straight, and rhythmic patterns | ti ti ta | and | ta ti ti | while moving to a steady beat.
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: staves: ABCD - song: AB
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta/ ri ti ti | syncopation, | ti ti ta | ta ta | ta/a | ta ti ti | - contrasting the song's section A rhythm: | ti ti ta | with section B rhythm: | ta ti ti |, contrasting the syncopation in Section A with straight rhythms in section B
  • Pitches: intermediate : Do Re Mi Do La Ti Do
  • Intervals: intermediate : Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio, La\Do, La\Mi, Do/Do ascending tonic octave skip, La/Do8
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; syncopation, tonic octave skip, contrasting rhythms
  • Key Words: game song, playground song, camp song, moving to music, moving to steady beat, pull away, through, all day long
 
 
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View Music Samples Court of King Carraticus, The Listen to Melody
USA - Memory Song
 
Mastering two syncopated rhythm patterns, in two time signatures, then adding beats to one with each additional verse. A test for ones memory and diction.
  • Key: C Major
  • Time3/4 and 4/4
  • Form: AABA
  • Rhythm: advanced: 4/4 | ti ta ti ta ti/ ri | syncopation, 3/4 | ti ri ti ri ti ri ti (ti) ti | syncopation - 3/4 measure accumulates beats as verses are added
  • Pitches: intermediate : Do Re Mi So La Ti Do
  • Intervals: intermediate : Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio, La\Do, La\Mi, Do/Do ascending tonic octave skip, La/Do8
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rest: eighth; pickup beat, multiple time signature changes, syncopation in 3/4 and 4/4, double bar, ending double bar
  • Key Words: playground song, camp song, play song, memory song, accumulative song, enunciation, diction, verses accumulate, nonsense song, court, palace, courtly, King's Court, ladies of the court, ladies of the palace, powdered noses, powder, powdered faces, Queen's Court, queen's ladies
 
Excellent tune to practice diction and enunciation.
 
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View Music Samples Deck the Hall Listen to Melody
Wales, United Kingdom - Welsh Carol
 
Syncopation on the second half of the second and fourth beat and introducing the raised/sharped fourth (Fi).
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: rhythm: AABA - pitches: AABa
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta/ ti ta ta | syncopation, | ta ta ta ta | ti ti ti ti ta/ ti | syncopation, | ta ta ta/a | ti ti ta ti ti ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate : Ti Do Re Mi Fa Fi So La Ti Do - sharped fourth (Fi)
  • Intervals: intermediate : Mi\Do, Fa\Re, So\Re, Mi/Fi sharped 4th - melody moves primarily by steps
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; syncopation, raised fourth (Fi), sharp
  • Key Words: holiday, seasonal, Christmas, December, New Year's, carol, world geography, Untied Kingdom, Wales, Welsh, old carol, deck, hall, holly, boughs, season, jolly, gay apparel, ancient, yuletide, blazing, Yule, Yule Log, strike, harp, chorus, merry, measure, yuletide, treasure, passes, hail, lads, lasses, joyous, together, heedless, weather, caroling
 
 
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View Music Samples Deep and Wide Listen to Melody
USA - Traditional
 
Syncopation on the second half of the second beat, or the "and of two," with intervals So\Mi/So and Do8\La/Do8. Ending a phrase on the 5th (So).
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: rhythm: ABAC
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta/ ti ta/a | syncopation | ta/ ti ta ti ti | syncopation, | ta ta ti ti ti ti | ta/a/a/a |
  • Pitches: intermediate : Re Mi So La Ti Do
  • Intervals: intermediate : So\Mi/So, So/Do8, Do8\La/Do8, Re/So, So/Ti
  • Musical Elements: notes: whole, half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth
  • Key Words: playground song, singing game song, camp song, clapping game song, sacred origins, deep, wide, fountain, flowing
 
Singing Game: Replace words with a hum until all words are gone.
Example:
Hum and wide
Hum and wide
There's a fountain flowing hum and wide
Hum and wide
Hum and wide
There's a fountain flowing hum and wide
 
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View Music Samples Derry Down Listen to Melody
USA - Song of the American Revolution
 
A minor tonality, an advanced interval La/So (minor 7th), and a history lesson on the American Revolutionary War.
  • Key: D minor - pitched in F Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: rhythm: ABCDE - through composed
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti ti ti | ti ti ti ta ti ri | ti ti ti ta ti | ta/ ta/ | ti ti ti ta |   
  • Pitches: intermediate: La Ti Do Re Mi So La
  • Intervals: advanced: La/So, So\Do, Mi/La, So\Re, Mi/La\Mi, Mi\Do, Ti/Re\Ti
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth, sixteenth; pickup beat, minor tonality where the 6th (La) is the tonal center
  • Key Words: American Revolution, song of the American Revolution, war with England, American history, USA history, USA geography, world geography, revolutionary war, Boston, Bostonian, Liberty Tree, chance, town, houses, stores, tumbling, Old England, King Hancock, yaws, fear, swear, doctor, hard pill, brave, reinforcement, pumpkins sweat, drums, rattle, devil, himself, sight, fleet, army, arrive, bleak, island, drive, please, half a score
 
Dictionary.com - derry is a meaningless refrain or chorus in old songs; also called derry down, origin 1545-55.
 
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View Music Samples Donkey Riding Listen to Melody
Canadian Dock-Worker's Song
 
Introducing harmony using a two part refrain.
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: rhythm: AB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti/ ri ti ti | syncopation, | ti ti ta | ti ti ti ti | ti ti ri ti ti ri | ta ti/ ri | syncopation, | ta ta |      
  • Pitches: intermediate: melody: So Do Re Mi Fa So La Do; 2nd part: La Ti Do Re Mi Fa
  • Intervals: advanced: melody: Fa\Re, Do/Mi, Re/So, So\Do, So\Mi, Do/La/Do8, Do8\So, Re/So; second part: Re\Ti, Do/Fa
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; syncopation, two part, singing in parts, reading two parts, two part harmony, verse/refrain
  • Key Words: world geography, North America, Canada, Sea Chanty, dock loader, dock worker, Quebec, stowing, timber, deck, golden, crown, donkey, Horn of Africa, lion, unicorn, sailing round the world; contraction: there's (there is), it's (it is)
 
 
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View Music Samples Down By the Bay Listen to Melody
USA - Traditional Folk Song
 
Repeated rest on the first beat, natural 7th (Te), and a sharped second (Ri) offer several new insights to music's language.
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/2 (counted in 4/4)
  • Form: through composed
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta/a ta/a | ta/a/a/a | (ta) ti ti ti ti ti ti | (ta) ta ta ta | (ta) ta ti ti ta | (ta/a) (ta) ti ti | ti ti ti ti ta/a | ta ti ti ta/a | ta ta/a ta | ta ta ta ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate: melody: So La Te Ti Do Re Ri Mi - natural 7th (Te), sharped second (Ri)
  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Do, Do\So, So/Ti, Ti\So, Mi\Ri/Mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; syncopation, two part, singing in parts, reading two parts, two part harmony, verse/refrain
  • Key Words: camp song, playground song, game song, improvisational song, bay, watermelons, grow, home, mother, goose, moose, whale, polka-dot tail, fly, wearing, tie, bear, combing, hair, llamas, eating, pajamas, rhyme, silly; contraction: couldn't (could not), song's (song has)
 
 
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View Music Samples Follow Me Listen to Melody
USA - Traditional Round
 
A challenging round where entrances occur on the second beat and end on the first half of the first beat. Excellent for counting silent whole and half beats (rests).
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: AB
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ta (ti) (ta ) | (ta ) ti ti | ti ti ti ti | ta ta | ta/a| ti (ti) ti ti |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Te Ti Do Re Ri Mi - natural 7th (Te), sharped second (Ri)
  • Intervals: beginners: two intervals: one entrance: Re/So, and Do\So/Do - melody moves primarily by stepping up and down the staff
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth: rests: quarter (11), eighth (7); pickup beat, two part round, tied note
  • Key Words: lyrics explain singing a round, two part round, singing in parts, teaching part singing with rounds, come, along, sing, song, follow, easy, repeat, till, complete; contraction: tune's (tune is), abbreviation: ev'ry (every)
 
 
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View Music Samples Fox, The Listen to Melody
England - Folk Song
 
Through composed with syncopation throughout as students sing a story about foxes raiding the farmer's pen.
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: through composed
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ti ti ti ti ri | syncopation, | ti ti ti ti | ti ti ri ti ti ri | syncopation, | ti ri ti ti/ ri | syncopation, | ti ti ti/ ri | syncopation, | ta ta | ta ti ti | ta/a |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervals: intermediate: So\Mi, Mi\Do, Do/So, Re/So, MI/So, Fa\Re, Re\Ti
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, sixteenth, pickup beat, tied notes, syncopation
  • Key Words: world geography, England, animal science, fox hunting, prayed, afore (before), mile, farmer's pen, animal pen, ducks, geese, therein, contraction: gonna (going to), grease chin, grabbed, contraction: didn't (did not), quack, abbreviation: danglin' (dangling), mind, gray, woman, jumped, window, pooped, abbreviation: cryin' (crying), great, den, abbreviation: sayin' (saying), mighty, strife, fork, knife, their, chewed
 
 
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View Music Samples Good-Bye My Riley O Listen to Melody
USA - African American Song
 
Syncopated rhythms, tonic and dominate arpeggios, and a dominate octave skip make African American History fun!
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: staves: ABAC - song: AB verse/refrain
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti ta ti | syncopation, | ta/ ta ti | syncopation, | ta/ ta/ | ta/ (ta/) |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Do Re Mi So La - pentatonic scale
  • Intervals: intermediate: La/Do, Do/So, So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio, Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio, So\So descending dominate octave skip
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: dotted quarter, syncopation fermata, verse/refrain, tonic arpeggio, dominate arpeggio, dominate octave skip
  • Key Words: African American History, Georgia Sea Island Singers, USA history, USA geography, Georgia, South Carolina, coastal plain, Mobile Bay, world geography, Liverpool, London; abbreviation: goin' (going)
 
Georgia Sea Island Singers: formed in the early 1900's, African Americans performing songs of the Gullah culture - low country region of South Carolina and Georgia, which includes both the coastal plain and the Sea Islands.

Riley is thought to have been a slave owner who treated his slaves well and was missed when he traveled from his plantation.
 

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View Music Samples Goodnight Listen to Melody
England - Old Round
 
Learning to sing in three parts with an Old English round.
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: staves: ABC - song: through composed
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta ta | ta/a ta | ta (ta) ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/Mi, Mi/La, Mi\Do, Do\So, So/Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter; rest: quarter; pickup beat, three part round, singing in parts
  • Key Words: world geography, England, round/canon, singing in parts, evening prayer, sacred, angels, watch, keep, sweet, sleep, goodnight
 
 
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View Music Samples Hand Me Down My Walkin' Cane Listen to Melody
Traditional American Song
attributed to: James Bland
 
The chorus to an old spiritual of unknown origin introducing many tied notes and the interval Do/Fa.
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: through composed
  • Rhythm: intermediate: (tied notes) | ta/a_|_ti ti ti ti | | ta/a_|_ta ti ti | ta/a_|_ta/ ti | ti ti ti ti | ti ti ti ti ri | ti ta ti | syncopation
  • Pitches: beginners: So Do Re Mi Fa
  • Intervals: beginners: So/Do/Mi ascending tonic arpeggio in 1st position, Do/Fa
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth, sixteenth; pickup beat, tied notes
  • Key Words: sacred, hand, down, cane, midnight, train; abbreviation: walkin' (walking), goin' (going), 'cause (because); contraction; I'm ( I am)
 
 
Third Grade   03-HANDM   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples He's Got the Whole World in His Hands Listen to Melody
USA - Traditional Spiritual
 
Syncopation occurring on the second half of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd beats (the & of 1, 2, and 3) with arpeggios, make this challenging and fun.
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABAC
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ta/a ti ta/ | syncopation, | ti ta ta ti ti ti | syncopation, | ta ta ti ta/ | syncopation, | ta/a/ ti ti ti | syncopation
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervals: intermediate: Mi/So\Mi, So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio, Do/Mi/So, ascending tonic arpeggio, Fa\Re, Re/Fa/La ascending arpeggio, Do/So
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; pickup beats, tied notes syncopation, arpeggios
  • Key Words: sacred, USA history, spiritual, God, whole, world, hands, wind, rain, sun, moon, little bitty baby, brother, everybody; contraction: he's (he has)
 
Boatner, Edward (1927). Spirituals Triumphant, Old and New. Sunday School Publishing Board, National Baptist Convention.
 
Third Grade   03-HESGO   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Hey, Betty Martin Listen to Melody
USA - Traditional Play Song
 
Introducing D.C. al Fine and Fine, with a tonic arpeggio and and uncommon descending interval Mi\La.
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABA - refrain/verse/refrain
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ti ti | ta ta | ti ti ta | ta/a |
  • Pitches: beginners: So La Ti Do Re Mi
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do\La, La/Do, So\Do, So/Mi, Mi\Do, So/Do, Re\Ti, Mi\Do\So tonic arpeggio, So/Ti, Mi\La, Re\So
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; first and second ending, D.C. al Fine, Fine, repeat, tonic arpeggio
  • Key Words: playground song, camp song, play song, moving to steady beat, clapping to steady beat, tippy toe, while, through, time; contraction: I'll (I will)
 
 
Third Grade   03-HEYBE   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Hi! Ho! The Rattlin' Bog Listen to Melody
Ireland - Folk Song
 
Introducing the thirty-second note, three (3) flags/beams with advanced syncopation, a tonic arpeggio and a dominate octave skip.
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABA - cumulative song
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ta ti/ ri | syncopation, | ti ti ti ti ri | syncopation, | ti ti ta | ti ti ti ti | ti ti ti/ ri | syncopation, | ti ti ri ti ti ri | syncopation
  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Do Re Mi Fa So
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do\La, So/Do, So/So ascending dominate octave skip, Mi\Do, Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, dotted sixteenth, thirty-second; cumulative song, fermata, syncopation, arpeggio, octave skip
  • Key Words: world geography, Ireland, animal science, bog, tree, limb, branch, nest, egg, bird; abbreviation: rattlin' (rattling)
 
 
Third Grade   03-HIHOT   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples I Saw Three Ships Listen to Melody
England - Traditional Carol
 
Repeated syncopated rhythm pattern | ta ti ta ti |.
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: staves: ABAb
  • Rhythm: beginners: syncopation: | ta ti ta ti | ta ti ti ti ti | ta\ ta ti |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So Do Re Mi Fa So
  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Do, Mi/So, So\Mi, Re/Fa, Mi\Do, Re\Ti\So descending dominate arpeggio
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, syncopation, arpeggio
  • Key Words: sacred, Christmas, carol, seasonal, holiday, sailing, Virgin Mary, Christ, Pray, wither (whether), Bethlehem, earth, Angels, Heaven, sing, souls, rejoice
 
 
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View Music Samples I've Been to Harlem Listen to Melody
USA - Play Party Song
 
Advanced syncopation with multiple tonic arpeggios will challenge you best readers. Adding the glass game will build more brain power.
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: AB
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ta ti/ ri ta ta | syncopation, | ta ti ti ta ta | ta ta ta ta | ti ta ti ti ti ti ti | syncopation, | ti ti ti ti ta ta | ta ta ta/a | ta ta ta ti ti | ta/a ta/ ti | syncopation, | ti ti ta ta ti ti | ti ti ti ti ta ti ti | ta/a ta (ta) |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Do Re Mi So La - pentatonic scale
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do\La, So/Do, Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio, So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rest: quarter; syncopation, multiple tonic arpeggios
  • Key Words: USA geography, Harlem, New York, world geography, Dover, England, travelled, three times over, glasses, sailing, east, west, ocean, watch, boat, rock, yourself; contractions: I've (i have), you'll (you will)
 
 
Third Grade   03-IVEBE   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Jennie Jenkins Listen to Melody
USA - Folk Song
 
Syncopation on the second half of the 4th beat (& of 4), intervals of the tonic arpeggio, long tied notes and crazy words sung quickly!
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 2/4 (counted in 4/4)
  • Form: AB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: intermediate: | ti ti ta ta ti ti | ta ti ti ta (ti) ti |syncopation, | ti ti ta ti ti ti ti | ta/a ti/ ti | syncopation, | ta ta ta ti ti | ta ti ti ti ti ti ti | ti ti ti ti ti ti ti ti | ta/a/a/a_|_a ti ti ta ta | tied, | ta/a/a/a_|_a/a/a ti ti | tied
  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Do Re Mi So La - pentatonic scale
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/Mi, Mi\Do, Mi\So, So/Do, Mi/So, So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio, Do\La
  • Musical Elements: notes: whole, dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter, eighth; tied notes, vocal slur
  • Key Words: colors, white, bright, blue, true, red, head, black, back, purple, turtle, green, seen, shame, wear; contraction: won't (will not)
 
 
Third Grade   03-JENNI   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Jim Along Josie Listen to Melody
USA - Folk Song
 
Catchy rhythms where the fourth beat is represented by a rest with movements on the 1st and 2nd beats.
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABA verse/refrain/verse
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti ti ta (ta) | ti ti ta ta ta | ti ti ta ta (ta) | ta ti ti ti ti (ta) | ta ta ta ta |
  • Pitches: beginners: Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervals: intermediate: So\Mi, Mi\Do/Mi, Re/So, Mi/So, Mi/La
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; rest: quarter, D.C. al Fine, Fine
  • Key Words: circle song, camp song, movement song, playground song, play song, game song, clapping beats, movements: hop, run, jump, tiptoe, skip, skate, face center, hands on knees, clap, turn around
 
 
Third Grade   03-JIMALO   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Jolly Old St. Nicholas Listen to Melody
USA - Traditional Carol
 
Each staff ends with a quarter rest. Excellent for combined performance with upper grade recorders.
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABAb
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ti ti | ti ti ta | ta (ta) |
  • Pitches: beginners: So La Ti Do Re Mi
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/Mi, Mi\La, So/Do, Mi\Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; rest: quarter
  • Key Words: Christmas, holiday songs, Saint Nicholas, Santa Claus, lean, soul, whisper, striking, twelve, asleep, chimney, broad, creep, stockings, hanging, shortest, know, skates, sled, picture book, yellow, blue, red, leave, rest, choose; contractions: don't (do not), I'm (I am), you'll (you will), I'll (I will)
 
 
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View Music Samples Lift Up Your Voices Listen to Melody
France - Alsatian Round
 
Singing a three part round with dynamics; forte, piano. The lyrics explain the round and dynamics.
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: rhythm: AAB - pitches: ABC
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta ta | ta/ ti ta | syncopation, | ta/a/a | ta/a ta | ta/a (ta) |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So Ti Do Re Mi Fa So
  • Intervals: beginners: Do/Mi, Do/So, So/Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, dotted quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; dynamics: forte/loud, piano/soft, repeat, three part round, singing in three parts
  • Key Words: Christmas, holiday songs, world geography, Alsace, France, voices, dynamics, loud, soft, smoothly, softly, sing alone
  • Recorderadvanced: excellent ensemble recorder/Orff round for upper grades!
 
 
Third Grade   03-LIFTU   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Little Things Listen to Melody
USA - Traditional
 
Syncopated rhythms, an eighth rest on the last beat, and tied notes make a challenging melodic rhythm.
  • Key: A flat Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: rhythm: ABABC - pitches: ABCDD
  • Rhythm: intermediate: syncopation: | ta ti ta ti | ta/ ta (ti) | ta ti ti ti ti | ta/a (ti) | ta/ ta ti | ta/a ti ti |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do Re Mi
  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Do, Do\Mi, Mi/So, Re/So, So/Mi, Mi\Do, Re\So, Do\So
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: eighth; syncopation, tied notes, vocal slurs
  • Key Words: character education, sacred, earth science, drops, water, grains, mighty, ocean, beauteous, land, moments, humble, ages, eternity, errors, lead, soul, paths, virtue, sin, stray, deeds, kindness, love, earth, Eden, Heaven, above, seeds, mercy, sown, youthful, hands, bless, nations, heathen, far; abbreviations: tho' (though), oft (often)
 
 
Third Grade   03-LITTD   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Little Red Caboose Listen to Melody
USA - Traditional Children's Song
 
Syncopated rhythms, tonic octave skip, and two tied eighth notes are equal to one quarter note.
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ri ta ti ta/a | syncopation, | ti ri ta ti ti ti ti ti | syncopation, | ti ta ti ti ta/ | syncopation, | ti ti ti ti ta/a |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La Do
  • Intervals: intermediate: So\Mi/So, Fa\Re, Re/Fa, Do/Do ascending tonic octave skip
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth, percussion quarter; syncopation, octave skip, tied notes
  • Key Words: train, train cars, train parts, caboose, smokestack, back, track, bend, hanging, behind, train whistle sound; woo-woo-woo
 
 
Third Grade   03-LITTL   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Lovely Evening Listen to Melody
Germany - Traditional Round
 
Three part German round introducing harmony and singing in parts.
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: rhythm: AAB - pitches: ABC
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta/a ta | ta ta ta | ta/a/a |
  • Pitches: beginners: Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervals: intermediate: Mi\Do, Do/Fa, Do/Mi, So\Mi, Mi/La
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, quarter; vocal slurs, three part round, harmony
  • Key Words: world geography, Germany, lovely, evening, bells, ringing; imitation of bells ringing
 
 
Third Grade   03-LOVEL   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Mango Walk Listen to Melody
Jamaica - Calypso Song
 
Advanced descending interval: Fa\So, ascending arpeggio So/Ti/Re, and syncopated African rhythms make this Calypso challenging and lots of fun!
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: C - common time
  • Form: ABAb
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti ti ti ti ti | ti ta ti ta ta | syncopation, | ti ta/ (ta) ta | syncopation
  • Pitches: intermediate: So Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervals: advanced: Do/Mi, Mi\So, So/Do, Do/So, Re/Fa, Fa\So, So/Ti/Re ascending arpeggio
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; pickup beat, syncopation, ascending arpeggio
  • Key Words: world geography, Jamaica, Trinidad, calypso, African rhythms, harvesting mangos, deed (did); family relations: father, mother, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, cousin; abbreviation: 'leven (eleven); multi-cultural music
 
Calypso: West Indian (originally Trinidadian) music in syncopated African rhythms.
Mango Walk: refers to harvesting mangos from the mango orchard.
Eleven: a variety or grade of fruit.

 
Third Grade   03-MANGO   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Man on the Flying Trapeze Listen to Melody
USA, music: Gaston Lyle, arr: Alfred Lee
words: Joe Saunders (stage name: George Leybourne
 
Beginning syncopation with an interval of a minor sixth.
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: ABAC
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta ta | ta/a ti ti | syncopation, | ta ti/ ti | syncopation, | ta/a/a |
  • Pitches: beginners: So La Ti Do Re Mi Fa
  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Do, Fa\La (m6), La/Re, Re\So, Do\La
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, tied notes
  • Key Words: ballad, circus acts, through, greatest, ease, daring, trapeze, actions, graceful, stolen away; contraction: he'd (he would)
 
* Chorus of 19th century popular song.
 
Third Grade   03-MANON   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Mary Had a Baby Listen to Melody
USA - African American Spiritual
 
Ascending and descending melodically to the dominate, So, phrases ending with a rest on the fourth beat, and descending arpeggios: Mi\Do\So, Mi\Do\La, La\Mi\Do.
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: AaBC
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ti ti ti ti ti ti | ti ta ti ta ta | syncopation, | ti ta/ (ta) ta | syncopation
  • Pitches: intermediate: So Do Re Mi So La - pentatonic scale
  • Intervals: intermediate: Mi\Do\So descending tonic arpeggio, Mi\Do\La descending arpeggio, Mi/La, So\Mi, Mi\So, La\Mi\Do descending arpeggio, Do/Mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; rests: quarter, eighth, syncopation, arpeggios; contrasting the second staff with third staff, each passing La to reach So (ascending and descending)
  • Key Words: sacred, Christmas, spiritual, Mary, Jesus, manger, born, stable, shepherds, singing, birth of Jesus, holiday, Lord
 
 
Third Grade   03-MARYH   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Michael Row the Boat Ashore Listen to Melody
USA - African American Spiritual
Boat Rowing Work Song
 
Introducing syncopation with beginner level pitches and intervals. What rhythm changes are needed to match the syllables of the third verse?
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: rhythm: ABAC - pitches: ABCD - song: AB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta/ ti ti ta/ | syncopation, | ta/a ta ta | ta/a/a/a | ta/a/a ta |
  • Pitches: beginners: Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervals: beginners: Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio, So\Mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; pickup beats, syncopation, arpeggio, ending a phrase on the dominate (So), changing rhythm to match verse syllables
  • Key Words: sacred, USA geography, St. Helena Island, Sea Islands of South Carolina, slave songs, African American history, Archangel Michael, sacred, work song, sea chanty, spiritual, ashore, trim the sails, River Jordan, chilly, body, soul
 
 
Third Grade   03-MICHAE   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Mister Rabbit Listen to Melody
US - African American Spiritual
 
Mastering the intervals of the tonic arpeggio while practicing syncopation, including a sixteenth note.
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABC - call/response/refrain
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti | ti ti (ti) ti | syncopation, | ta (ta) | ti ta/ | syncopation, | ti ta (ti) | ta/ ti | syncopation, | ri ti/ ta | syncopation
  • Pitches: intermediate: So Do Re Mi So La
  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Do, Mi\Do, So\Mi, Mi/So, So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rest: quarter, eighth, pickup beat, call/response, phrase ending with rest on fourth or 2nd half of fourth beat
  • Key Words: USA African American history, play song, playground song, game song, gardening, farmer, farming animals, rabbit, rabbit ears, soul, cabbage patch, rabbit tail; abbreviation: ev'ry (every), goin' (going); contraction: they're (they are)
 
 
Third Grade   03-MISTE   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples The More We Get Together Listen to Melody
Germany - Folk Song
 
Repeated syncopated rhythm and repeated practice for the descending interval Re\So (P5) and the ascending So/Mi (M6), ending with a combination descending P5 to an ascending So/Do (P4).
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: ABCB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta/ ti ti ti | syncopation, | ta ta ta | ta/a ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So Do Re Mi Fa So La (Re pivots to the dominate, note: Re was not sung while steping down to the tonic, Do)
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/So, Mi\Do, So/Mi, So/Do, Re\So (a unique sound, not an ending point)
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, syncopation, melodic modulation between tonic and dominate intervals
  • Key Words: world geography, Germany, Deutschland, greeting song, camp song, playground song, together, friends, get together, sing, play, share; movement words: snap, clap, hop, skip, dance, shake, wiggle, walk, march, skate, circle game, rhythm instruments
 
Alternative movement words (verbs): snap, clap, hop, skip, dance, shake, wiggle, walk, march, skate, - excellent circle game for movement and/or rhythm instruments
 
Third Grade   03-MOREW   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples My Big Black Dog Listen to Melody
England - Play Song
 
Experience phrases ending on the fifth (So), the sixth (La), and the tonic (Do) each pitch appears 15, 13, and 17 times respectively.
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: rhythm: ABCA - pitches: ABCD
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ta ta ta | ta/a (ta) ta | ti ti ta ta ti ti | ti ti ta ta ta | ta ta ti ti ta | ta/a (ta) ti ti | ta/a/a ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Do Re Mi So La - pentatonic scale
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/Mi, Do\La/Do, Do\So, So/Do/Mi ascending tonic arpeggio, Mi/So\Mi, Mi/La\Mi So\Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; pickup beat, comparing rhythms by staff (ABCDEDAB)
  • Key Words: farm life, dog, man's best friend, chicks, chickens, chased, crack, fence; contraction: they'd (they would)
 
 
Third Grade   03-MYBIG   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples My Bonnie Listen to Melody
United Kingdom, Scottish Folk Song cir. 1881
 
Syncopation, a dotted half rest, the interval La/Re, and rests ending every line of a verse.
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: Ab verse-refrain
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta/ ti ta | syncopation, | ta ta ta | ta ta/a | (ta/a) ta | ta/a/a | (ta/a/a) |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Mi So La Ti Do Re Mi
  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Mi, Do\La, So\Mi, La/Re, So/Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, dotted quarter, eighth; rests: dotted half, half; pickup beat, syncopation, verse/refrain
  • Key Words: world geography, Scotland, United Kingdom, sailing, sea chanty, camp song, Bonnie (refers to a man or a woman), lies, ocean, pillow, night, dreamt, winds, blow, sea, brought; abbreviation: o'er (over)
 
 
Third Grade   03-MYBON   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Navajo Happy Song Listen to Melody
USA - Navajo, Traditional
 
Comparing melodic lines with the same lyrics; how the pitches change the intent of the melody and lyrics.
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: rhythm: AaBBC - pitches: ABCCD
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta | ti ti ti ti | ti ti ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate: La Do Re Mi So La Do
  • Intervals: intermediate: So\Mi/So, So/Do8, Do8\Mi, Do\La/Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; tied note
  • Key Words: USA geography, Native Americans, Navajo
 
 
Third Grade   03-NAVAJ   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Nursery Rhymes Listen to Melody
USA - Words by William Jerome
Music By Jean Schwartz
 
Introducing the sharped 4th (Fi), the sharped 5th (Si), the flat 7th (Te), with running eight notes, and arpeggios.
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: AB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti ti ti | running eighth notes, |ta/a ti | ta/a (ti) |
  • Pitches: advanced: Do Re Mi Fa Fi So Si La Te Ti Do Re - raised 4th (Fi), 5th (Si); lowered 7th (Te)
  • Intervals: advanced: La\Mi, La\Re, So\Do, Re/Fi/La/Do (DM7) ascending arpeggio, La/Do, La/Re, Te\La, La\Si/La, Do\La, So\Mi, Re\Ti\So descending dominate arpeggio, So/Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: eighth, running eighth notes, sharp 4th, sharp 5th, flat 7th (Fi, Si, Te), tied notes
  • Key Words: nursery rhymes, diddle, cat, fiddle, cow, moon, old mother Hubbard, cupboard, cheese, spoon, Little Jack Horner, corner, wheat, fist, wrist, feet
 
The rhythm is deceptively simple while the melody challenges your best readers.
 
Third Grade   03-NURSE   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Oats, Peas, Beans and Barley Grow Listen to Melody
USA, England - Game Song
 
Syncopation for voice and beginning keyboard.
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: AA chorus/verse
  • Rhythm: intermediate: syncopation: | ta ti ta ti | ta ti ta/ | ti ti ti ta ti |
  • Pitches: beginners: Do Re Mi Fa So
  • Intervals: beginners: Do/Fa, Mi\So, Re/Fa
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; syncopation
  • Key Words: USA and world geography, USA, England, game song, farming, sowing seeds, oats, peas, beans, barley, erect, ease, stamps, claps, view, lands, water seeds, hoe the weeds, harvest seed
  • KeyBoard: beginners: five finger exercise for right, left, and two hands together
 
 
Third Grade   03-OATSP   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Old Woman and the Pig Listen to Melody
USA - Folk Song
 
Syncopation and two tonic arpeggios.
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABA
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ta ti ti ti ti | ti ti ti ti ta ta | ta/a ta/a | ta/a/a ta | ti ti ti ti ta/ ti | syncopation | ti ti ta ta ti ti | ta/a/a |
  • Pitches: beginners: Do Re Mi So La Do - pentatonic scale
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/Mi, So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio, Do/So/Do8 ascending tonic arpeggio, Do8\So, Mi/So
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, arpeggio, syncopation, vocal slur
  • Key Words: farming, farm animals, pig, pig sounds: oink, heap, harm, rooting, barn, died, want, breath, awful, death, grief; contractions: didn't (did not), wasn't (was not); abbreviation: 'cause (because)
 
 
Third Grade   03-OLDWO   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Ole Tar River Listen to Melody
USA - Folk Song
 
Syncopation, descending arpeggio So8\Mi\Do\La, with each staff ending on an eighth rest after whistling on pitch.
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: rhythm: AAaA - pitches: ABCc
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti | ti ti ri ti/ | syncopation, | ta ti ti ri | ti ti ti (ti) | ti ti ri ti ti |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Do Re Mi So - pentatonic scale
  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Do, Do/Mi, Do\La/Do, Mi/So8, So8\Mi\Do\La descending arpeggio, Do\So/Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rest: eighth, syncopation, arpeggio, all staves end with an eighth rest
  • Key Words: USA geography, North Carolina, Alabama, Southern USA, ole (old), parting, grieve, leave, sing, sorrow, dance, sometime, tomorrow; abbreviation: Car'lina (Carolina); contraction: I'll (I will)
 
 
Third Grade   03-OLETA   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Oliver Cromwell Listen to Melody
England - Folk Song
 
Syncopation and a descending tonic octave skip.
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: AA
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti ti ti | ti ti ti ta (ti) | ta/ ta/ | ti ti ti ta ti | syncopation
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Mi Fa So La Do
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do8\So, So\Mi, So\Do, Do/Do ascending tonic octave skip, Do/La
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: eighth, syncopation
  • Key Words: world geography, England, buried, dead, grew, apple tree, ripe, fall, gather, rose, drop, hippety hop, saddle, bridle, lie, shelf, want, yourself, hee haw
 
 
Third Grade   03-OLIVE   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples The Robin Listen to Melody
Unknown - Old Song
 
Introducing the raised or sharped 4th (Fi) and singing bird calls with syncopation.
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: staves: ABCCDEDF - song: AB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti ti ti | ti ti ti ti (ti) ti | ti ti ti ti (ti) ti ri | ta/ ti (ti) ti ri | syncopation, | ta ti ti (ti) ti ri |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa Fi So La Ti Do - sharped 4th (Fi)
  • Intervals: advanced: Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio, So\Mi, Mi/Fi, Ti\Re, Ti\So, So/Do\So, So\Re, Mi/La, Fa/La
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth, sixteenth; rest: eighth; pickup beat, arpeggio, raised 4th (Fi), fermata
  • Key Words: song birds, bird sounds, singing bird calls, animal science, robin, Spring, flew, orchard, sing, song, heart, light, right, tonight, mate, nest, nobody
 
 
Third Grade   03-ROBIN   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples See-Saw Margery Daw Listen to Melody
England - Nursery Rhyme
 
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: ABCb
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta/ ta/ | ti ti ti ta/ | ta ti ti ti ti | syncopation, | ti ti ti ta ti | ti ti ti ti ti ti |
  • Pitches: beginners: Mi So La
  • Intervals: beginners: So/Mi\So, Mi/La
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; syncopation
  • Key Words: playground song, work song, world geography, England, work ethics, master, penny, faster; contraction: can't (cannot)
  • KeyBoard: beginners: one hand exercise for right, left, and two hands together
 
 
Third Grade   03-SEESA   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Sheep Shearing Listen to Melody
Sweden - Folk Song
 
Arpeggios: So\Mi\Do, Do/Mi/So, Mi\Do\So, and Fa\Re\Ti make sheep shearing fun!
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: verse: ABAb - refrain: AB - song AB verse refrain
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ti ti ti ti | ta ti ti ta | ta ta (ta) |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Mi So La
  • Intervals: intermediate: So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio, Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio, Fa\Re\Ti descending arpeggio, Ti/Re, Mi\Do\So descending tonic arpeggio, Do\So
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; rest: quarter, verse/refrain, two double bars
  • Key Words: world geography, Sweden, animal science, sheep farming, sheep shearing, harvesting wool, spinning wool, wheel, clipping, stockings, spinning wheel, spinning wheel sound, knit, scarf, dance, morning; contraction: we're (we are)
 
 
Third Grade   03-SHEEP   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain Listen to Melody
USA - Appalachian Mountain Song
 
Beginners rhythm with intermediate intervals and tonic arpeggios.
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: rhythm: AABA - pitches: ABCD
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ti ti | ta ti ti |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Ti Do Re Mi Fa So
  • Intervals: intermediate: La/Do, Do\La, So\Mi, Mi/So/Do ascending tonic arpeggio, Do\Mi, Mi/So8, So8\Mi, La/Re, So/Mi, Re\La
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; pickup beat, tonic arpeggio
  • Key Words: USA geography, Appalachian Mountains, railroad work song, spiritual, mountain, horses, whoa, meet, rooster, hack, chicken and dumplings, shout, hallelujah; abbreviations: comin' (coming), drivin' (driving); contractions: she'll (she will), we'll (we will)
 
Based on the American spiritual "When the Chariot Comes."
 
Third Grade   03-SHELL   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Sing All Along the Way Listen to Melody
USA - African American Spiritual
 
Introducing syncopation with sixteenth notes and moving to a steady beat.
  • Key: E flat Major
  • Time: 2/2 - counted in 4/4
  • Form: AB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti/ ri ta ti/ ri | syncopation, | ti ta ti ta ta | syncopation, | ta/a (ta) ta |
  • Pitches: beginners: Do Re Mi So La - pentatonic scale
  • Intervals: beginners: So\Mi, Mi/So, La\M
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, dotted eighth, sixteenth; rest: quarter; pickup beat, fermata, ending the first phrase on the third (Mi)
  • Key Words: USA history, African American history, singing and moving to music, along, dance, clap, skip, spin; contraction: gonna (going to), I'm (I am)
 
 
Third Grade   03-SINGA   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Sourwood Mountain Listen to Melody
USA, New England, Appalachia - Traditional
 
Extending the vocal range with the pentatonic scale.
  • Key: E flat Major
  • Time: C - common time (4/4)
  • Form: rhythm ABAB - pitches: ABCD - song AB
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ti ti ti ti ta | ta ta ta ta | ta/a ta/a | ti ti ta ta/a |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Do Re Mi So La Do - pentatonic scale
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do8\So\Mi descending tonic arpeggio, Mi/So, Do\La, So/Do, Do/La
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth, common time (4/4), tonic arpeggio, extending the vocal range
  • Key Words: USA geography, New England, Appalachia, courting song, chickens, nonsense phrase/words, pretty, count, darling, daisy, crazy, swimming, across, river, winter, shiver, river, step; colloquial words: holler (down in the valley), foller (follow); contractions: can't (cannot), I'll (I will), won't (will not); abbreviations: a-crowin (a crowing), 'em (them) 
 
Third Grade   03-SOURW   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples St. Paul's Steeple Listen to Melody
England - Folk Song
 
Singing the descending C Major scale, with arpeggios built on the tonic I7, second II7, and fourth IV7.
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABC
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ti ti ti ti ta | ta| ta ta ta ta | ta/a ta/a | ta/a (ta) ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do - singing the descending C Major scale
  • Intervals: advanced: Do/Do ascending tonic octave skip, Do\La\Fa\Re descending II7 (Dm7) arpeggio, Re/Ti, Ti\So\Mi\Do descending I7 (CM7) arpeggio, Do/Mi, La\Re, Do\So\Mi descending tonic arpeggio, Do/Mi/Fa/La ascending IV7 (FM7)
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter; rest: quarter; pickup beat, stepping down the C Major scale, ascending tonic octave skip, I7, II7, and IV7 arpeggios
  • Key Words: world geography, London, England, Steeple of St Paul, Catholic Church, English rhyme, apples, tree, hooks, hedge, London Bridge, harvesting apples, picking apples, apple picking
  • Recorder: advanced: practicing the descending C Major scale, ascending tonic octave skip C/C, and arpeggios: I7, II7, and IV7
 
Excellent practice for singing intervals of a third.
 
Third Grade   03-STPAU   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Sweep, Sweep Away Listen to Melody
USA - Creole Folk Song
 
Arpeggios and intervals of the tonal center.
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABCDD
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta/a ta ti ti | ta/a/a/a | ta ta ta ta | ta/a/a ti ti | ta/a/a ta | ti ti ta ta ta |
  • Pitches: beginners: So Do Re Mi So La - pentatonic scale
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio, So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio, Mi\So, So/Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: whole, dotted half, half, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter, tonic arpeggios
  • Key Words: USA geography, Creole, Louisiana, colonial settlers, sweep, road, dreams, turtle, seems
 
 
Third Grade   03-SWEEP   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples There's a Little Wheel a Turnin' Listen to Melody
USA - African American Folk Song
 
Advanced syncopation, extended pentatonic scale, and, an ascending tonic octave skip.
  • Key: E Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: rhythm: AABA - pitches: ABCB
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ti ri ta ti ti ti ti | syncopation, | ta (ta) (ta) ti ti | ta/ ti ta ti ti | syncopation
  • Pitches: intermediate: La Do Re Mi So La Do - extended pentatonic scale
  • Intervals: intermediate: Mi/So, La8\Do, Mi\Do, Do\La/Do, Do/So, So/Do8, Do\Do descending tonic octave skip, Re/So, So\Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth, sixteenth; rest: quarter; pickup beat, syncopation, extended pentatonic scale, tonic octave skip, repeated melodic rhythm patterns
  • Key Words: USA history, African American History, character education: positive attitude, song singing, dancing, frog leaping, rising, wheel turning, heart, frog, sun rising, world; abbreviations: turnin' (turning), singing' (singing), leapin' (leaping), risin' (rising)
  • Recorder: advanced: playing in F Major, introducing G above high C, advanced syncopation, practicing the higher register, tonic octave skip, melodic rhythm patterns
 
Once read and known, a wonderful tune for singing anytime, during a break, or transitioning to centers/stations.
 
Third Grade   03-THERE   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Trot, Old Joe Listen to Melody
USA, Texas, Folk Song
 
Introducing sixteenth notes and the fermata.
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABAb
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ta | ti ti ti ri ti ri |
  • Pitches: beginners: So La Do Mi
  • Intervals: beginners: Mi\Do, Do\So, La/Do, So/Mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth, sixteenth, fermata
  • Key Words: trot, horse's paces, riding a horse, country, whoa, colloquial contraction: beter'n (better than), contraction: you're (you are)
 
 
Third Grade   03-TROTO   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Turn the Glasses Over Listen to Melody
USA - Play Party Song
 
Advanced syncopation with multiple tonic arpeggios will challenge you best readers. Adding the glass game will build more brain power.
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: AB
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ta ti/ ri ta ta | syncopation, | ta ti ti ta ta | ta ta ta ta | ti ta ti ti ti ti ti | syncopation, | ti ti ti ti ta ta | ta ta ta/a | ta ta ta ti ti | ta/a ta/ ti | syncopation, | ti ti ta ta ti ti | ti ti ti ti ta ti ti | ta/a ta (ta) |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Do Re Mi So La - pentatonic scale
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do\La, So/Do, Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio, So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rest: quarter; syncopation, multiple tonic arpeggios
  • Key Words: USA geography, Harlem, New York, world geography, Dover, England, travelled, three times over, glasses, sailing, east, west, ocean, watch, boat, rock, yourself; contractions: I've (i have), you'll (you will)
 
Also known as "I've Been to Harlem".
 
Third Grade   03-turnt   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Walk Along, John Listen to Melody
USA - Folk Song, Playground Song
 
Dotted quarter note syncopation.
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: rhythm: AABB - pitches: ABCC song: AB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ta/ ta/ ti | syncopation, | ta ta ta/ ti | syncopation, | ti ti ta ta ti ti | ti ti ti ti ta (ta) |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Do Re Mi So La - pentatonic scale
  • Intervals: intermediate: La8\Mi, Mi/So, Mi\Do, Do\La/Do, So/Do, Do/Mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter, syncopation
  • Key Words: hush, talking, join, walking, paper collar, squawking; contraction: let's (let us)
 
 
Third Grade   03-WALKA   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Wayfaring Stranger Listen to Melody
USA - Spiritual
 
Introducing 3/2 time with a minor tonality.
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 3/2 - where the half note receives one beat
  • Form: AABA
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta/a/a ta ta ta | ti ti ta/a ta ta ta | ta ta/a ta ta ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Do Re Mi So La - pentatonic scale
  • Intervals: intermediate: La/Mi, Mi\Do, Ti\So, Mi/So, La8\Mi, So\Mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, quarter, eighth; pickup beat; tempo: moderately
  • Key Words: sacred, world geography, stranger, wayfaring, world, woe, sickness, toll, danger, bright, roam, Jordan, clouds, gather, steep, rough, beauteous, fields, beyond, souls, redeemed, vigil, crown of glory, bright, shout, Salvation's story, concert, blood-washed, band, Saviour, praises, forevermore; contractions: I'm (I am). she'd (she would); abbreviations: tra'ling (traveling), thro' (through), 'round (around)
 
 
Third Grade   03-WAYFA   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Who Built the Ark? Listen to Melody
USA - African American Spiritual
 
Syncopated rhythms and an advanced interval So/Fa.
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABA refrain/verse/refrain
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ta ti ta (ta) | syncopation, | ta ti (ti) ta ti (ti) | ti ta ti ta ti ti | syncopation, | ta ta ta ta | ta ti ta/ (ta) | syncopation, | ta ta ta ti ti | ti ti ti ta/ (ta) | syncopation   
  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Do Re Mi Fa
  • Intervals: advanced: Do\La, La/Mi, So/Fa, So/Do, Do/Mi, Mi\Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; rests: quarter, eighth; repeat sign, two double bars, tied notes, verse/refrain
  • Key Words: sacred, bible story, Noah and the Ark, building boats, hickory bark, long, tall, hippopotamus, kangaroo, through; contraction: didn't (did not)
 
 
Third Grade   03-WHOBU   Each format is $0.99  







View Music Samples Wraggle-Taggle Gypsies Listen to Melody
England - Old Ballad
 
Beginner's syncopation and extending the vocal range.
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABCD (through composed)
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta ta ti ti | ta ti ti ta ta | ta ta ta/ ti | syncopation, | ti ti ta ta ti ti | ta ta ti ti ti ti |   
  • Pitches: intermediate: La Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do\La, La/Mi, Mi/La8, So\Mi, Mi/So, Re\La, Re/So, Mi\La
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; pickup beat, syncopation, vocal slur
  • Key Words: world geography, England, ballad, gypsy, downstairs, singing high, singing low, Bay of Biscay, Atlantic Ocean, Celtic Sea, first, second, third, servants, inquiring; contraction; she's (she is)
 
 
Third Grade   03-WRAGG   Each format is $0.99