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Introducing the descending interval Do\La, sounding sad, with syncopation and dynamics.

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Description
 
  • Grade: Second

  • Origin: USA - African American Singing Game

  • Key: D Major

  • Time: 2/2 (cut time)

  • Form: staff: AaBBBB - song: AB

  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti ta ta |
    | ta ti ta/a/ | syncopation, | ta ti ta/ (ti) ti | syncopation

  • Pitches: beginners: La Do Mi So

  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio, So\Do, Do\La, Re\La, La/Do

  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter, eighth; tied noes, repeat sign, un-pitched notes; dynamics: piano/soft, forte/loud

  • Key Words: African American History, playground song, party song, forming a tight circle, winding, unwinding, window, ball; abbreviations: stoopin' (stooping); contraction: let's (let us)

 
 

"Stoopin' on the Window"

Stoopin' on the window, wind the ball!
Stoopin' on the window, wind the ball!

Let's wind the ball.
(again, again, again)
Let's wind the ball.
(again, again, again)
Unwind the ball.
(again, again, again)
Unwind the ball.
(again, again, again)


Directions:
  • Two students form an arch; "window".
  • Remaining students form a line, holding hands.
  • One student remains alone at the end of the line.
  • Leader leads the line under the arched hands.*
  • Leader calls out first line.
  • Remaining students answer, "wind the ball..." or "again,..."
  • Leader takes the line down to the remaining student "ball" and goes around him, winding the ball.
  • When all students are tightly pressed together in a circle, the "ball" is unwound by the leader.
  • At the end of the game the students are in a straight line again.

*Alternative movement: students hold their arms up and the leader takes them in and out through the windows to the foot of the line and the 'ball."

Phrases are sung as often as needed to complete each part of the game.

 

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