Waves (Duplicate)

Introducing the coda.

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  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABAB, coda
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ta ti ti | ta/ ti | ta/a |
  • Pitchesintermediate: So Ti Do Re Mi So
  • Intervalsintermediate: Mi/So, SoMi, SoDo, Do/Mi, MiTi, MiSo, So/Re
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, tempo: sostenuto/sustained; dynamics: mezzo forte/medium loud, piano/soft, crescendo, decrescendo, coda
  • Key Words: sea, seashore, earth science, waves, ocean, roll, roar, rumble, tumble, slow, gentle, rush, roaring, forgot, murmur, hush

Waves (Duplicate)

Introducing the coda.

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  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABAB, coda
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ta ti ti | ta/ ti | ta/a |
  • Pitchesintermediate: So Ti Do Re Mi So
  • Intervalsintermediate: Mi/So, SoMi, SoDo, Do/Mi, MiTi, MiSo, So/Re
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, tempo: sostenuto/sustained; dynamics: mezzo forte/medium loud, piano/soft, crescendo, decrescendo, coda
  • Key Words: sea, seashore, earth science, waves, ocean, roll, roar, rumble, tumble, slow, gentle, rush, roaring, forgot, murmur, hush

Train, The (Duplicate)

Introducing the ascending and descending tonic octave skip.

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  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: AaBB
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ti ti ti ti ti ti | ti ti ti ta ti | ti ti ti ta/ |
    | ta/ ti ti ti | ta/_a (ti) | ta/_a ti |
  • Pitchesintermediate: Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La Do
  • Intervalsadvanced: La/DoLa, SoMi/So, FaRe, ReTi, Do/Do (ascending dominate octave leap), DoDo (descending dominate octave leap)
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: eighth, repeat signs, tied notes, multiple endings, tempo: allegro moderato/moderately fast (98-120 BPM)
  • Key Words: playing a train, railroad, train sounds: whoo-woo, choo-choo, clickety clack; wheels, track, all aboard, rattle, spin, train station, spin, haste, zum

Chirpings

Excellent for introducing 6/8 meter.

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  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: AaBAaBC
  • Rhythmintermediate: ti | ta ti ta ti | rhythm pattern: (6 | 1/2 3 4/5 |) | ta/a ti |
  • Pitchesintermediate: So Do Re Mi So
  • Intervalsintermediate: Mi/So, So\Re, So\Do, Do/Mi, Do\So, So/Mi, Mi\Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; Tempo: moderato; dynamics: piano/soft, crescendo, decrescendo; pickup beat, horizontal accent mark
  • Key Words: animal science, Mother’s day, Father’s Day, swallow, chirp, bird sounds, art, o’re (over), children, repeat

The Horizontal Accent: “accent mark” – when you see an accent sign over or under a note you should play that note louder.


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Whirlabout

Introducing sixteenths and advanced intervals, sung quickly!

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  • Grade: First
  • Origin: USA – Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: AABC
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ti ti ti ti | ta ti ti ri | ta ti (ti) |
  • Pitchesintermediate: Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervalsadvanced: descending tonic arpeggio So\Mi\Do, Do/Mi, Do/La, So\Fa\Ti/Re (V7 arpeggio), La\Fa\Re, Fa\Ti, Ti/Re
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth, sixteenth; rest: eighth, tempo: lightly, poco ritardando; dynamics: mezzo piano/medium loud, piano/soft, horizontal accent (sing/play the note a little louder/stronger), crescendo, decrescendo
  • Key Words: play songs, weather, earth science, windy, whirl, twirl, about, sink down, together

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Welcome to Spring

Introducing poco ritardando and a tempo.

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  • Grade: First
  • Origin: USA – Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABA
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ta ti ti ta ta | ta ta ta/a | ta/a ta ti ti | ta/a/a (ta) | ta ta ta ta | ta ta ta ti ti |
  • Pitchesintermediate: So La Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervalsintermediate: Do\La, So/Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio, So\Do, Do/Fa, Mi\Do, Do/La, So\Mi, Fa\Re, Re\La
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; tempo: con spirito/with spirit, poco ritardandoa tempo; dynamics: mezzo forte/medium loud, crescendo, decrescendo
  • Key Words: seasons, earth science, weather patterns, Spring, March, April, May, breezy, fair, merry, lovely, time; abbreviations: show’ry (showery), flow’ry (flowery); possessive: Winter’s

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Weather Vane, The

Mastering the ascending and descending tonic intervals Do/Mi\Do (Major 3rd), and Do/So\Do (Perfect 5th).

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  • Grade: First
  • Origin: USA – Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: E Flat Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ti ti ti ti | ta ti ti | ti/ ri ti ti |
  • Pitchesintermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do
  • Intervalsintermediate: Do/Mi, Mi\Do, Do/So, So\Do, Fa\Re, So\Mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, dotted eighth, sixteenth; pickup beat, multiple endings, tempo: moderato/moderately (86-97 BPM), horizontal accent (sing/play pitch a little louder/stronger), repeat signs
  • Key Words: earth science, wind directions, weather vane, weatherman, sock vane, steeple, weather vane, upon, people, showing, blowing, compass directions, North, East, South, West
  • Recorder: advanced: upper grades, upon completing the Beginning Recorder Songs

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Waves

Introducing the coda.

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  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABAB, coda
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ta ti ti | ta/ ti | ta/a |
  • Pitchesintermediate: So Ti Do Re Mi So
  • Intervalsintermediate: Mi/So, So\Mi, So\Do, Do/Mi, Mi\Ti, Mi\So, So/Re
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, tempo: sostenuto/sustained; dynamics: mezzo forte/medium loud, piano/soft, crescendo, decrescendo, coda
  • Key Words: sea, seashore, earth science, waves, ocean, roll, roar, rumble, tumble, slow, gentle, rush, roaring, forgot, murmur, hush

Useful

Introducing dotted quarter and dotted eighth notes.

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  • Grade: First
  • Origin: USA – Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: E Flat Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: through composed
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ti ti ti ti | ta ti ti | ta/ ti | ti/ ri ti ti |
  • Pitchesintermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La Do – adding Fa to the pentatonic scale
  • Intervalsintermediate: Do/Do8, Do8\Mi, Re/Fa, Fa/La
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; through composed, pickup beat, tempo: allegretto/moderately fast (98–109 BPM)
  • Key Words: character education, manners, helping hands, brings, slippers, shuts, grandma, bit, noise, errands, scampers, up, down, vows, town; possessives: father’s, baby’s

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Treasures

Introducing dotted quarter notes and singing the scale while stepping up and down the staff.

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  • Grade: First
  • Origin: USA – Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: AB
  • Rhythmbeginners: | ti ti ti ti | ta ti ti | ta/ ti |
  • Pitchesintermediate: Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do – extended range
  • Intervalsintermediate: Fa/La, Fa\Re, Re\Ti
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, eighth; pickup beat, repeat signs, multiple endings, singing/playing the ascending scale, tempo: moderato con moto/moderately with motion (86-97 BPM), dynamics: crescendo, decrescendo
  • Key Words: earth science, ocean waves, sea, seashore, gather, treasures, beach, tide, floating, reach, dashed, threw, sands, pretty, eager, hands, abbreviations: cover’d (covered), tow’rd (toward)

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