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Song Formats
 
Pitch Warm-ups
Rhythm Warm-ups
Recorder
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Centers

 
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"Polly Wolly Doodle"
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Due to nature of the lyrics, romance, "Polly Wolly Doodle" seems best for 4th grade, however, the musical concepts are appropriate to all grades.  Choice is left to the instructor.

  • Practice beat divisions, see Rhythms
  • Identify Symbols in Music Only format: Dotted half, pickup beat, (NO REST)
  • Count BEATS:  from MUSIC ONLY, "Are there any patterns?" "How can we label each staff?" "Why are we starting on the 4th beat?"
  • Chant RHYTHM: "Are the patterns the same?" "The dotted quarter has three ta's, so how many beats will the dotted quarter receive?"
  • Chant PITCHES:  "Are there repeated pitch patterns?" "How are the pitches of the 3rd staff different from the 1st staff?" (BY A SECOND) 
  • Sing PITCHES: - "Does ending the second staff on 'Re' make it a good stopping place?"  (PASSING TONE)
  • Add Text:  Add Refrain, explain meaning.  "Are there any repeated phrases in the Refrain, that were also in the Verse?" "Slurs occur on the same syllable or word, but the pitch changes, where do you see slurs in the song?"


 
PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES

Add crescendo or decrescendo on all dotted half notes.  Word pronunciation, especially in Refrain!

PIANO/KEYBOARD

Fingerings appropriate to skill level. 

ASSESSMENT

What is the FORM of this tune?  Where do you return for the second verse?  Why?
What is the difference between a slur and a tied note?
Why are there two double bars?
The 4th beat of each staff has been moved where?  Why?



 
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