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

Steal Away (Duplicate)

Syncopation, mastering the tonic arpeggio in voice and recorder, solo section with chorus and refrain.

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  • Grade: Fifth
  • Origin: USA – African American Spiritual
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: staves: ABCDAB – phrases: ABCA – refrain/verse/chorus/refrain – song ABA, refrain/verse/refrain
  • Rhythmintermediate : | ta/ ti ta/a | syncopation, | ta/ ti ta ta | syncopation, | ta ta/a/a | ti ti ta ta/ ti | syncopation, | ta ta ta ta | ta ta/a ti ti | ta ta/a ta | ta/ ti ta/ ti | syncopation, | ti ta/ ta/ ti | ta ta ta/ ti |
  • Pitchesintermediate: Do Re Mi So La – pentatonic scale
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do../Mi../So..repeated rhythmic pitches for the ascending tonic arpeggio (I, F), LaRe (P5), MiDo (M3), Do/La (M6), Mi/So (m3), SoDo (P4), Do/Mi (M3), SoMi/So (P5), SoMiDo/Mi/So descending/ascending tonic arpeggio (I, F)
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; D.C. al Fine, Fine, vocal slur, instrumental slur (recorder), syncopation, pentatonic scale, tonic arpeggios, refrain/verse/refrain, fermata, two double barlines; tempo: slow and fast, refrain/solo/chorus/refrain, singing alone and with others
  • Key Words: USA history; African American history, sacred, steal away, Jesus, Lord call me, thunder, trumpet sounds, soul, sinners, trees bending, lightning; contraction: ain’t (have not)Recorderintermediate: mastering the tonic arpeggio within the pentatonic scale, syncopation, instrumental slurs, F/D (M6), tempo: slow and fast

Sun Don’t Set in the Mornin’

Three-part pentatonic round with challenging syncopated rhythms an ascending octave skip and submediant triad.

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  • GradeFifth (5)
  • Origin: United States – Virginia Folk Song – Round
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABA
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti ri | ti ti (ta) | ti ti ti/ ri | ti ta ti ri | syncopation, | ti ta ti | ti ti ti ti | ta/a |
  • Pitches: beginning: Do Re Mi So La Do – pentatonic scale 
  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/La (M6), Do/Mi (M3), So\Mi (m3), Do/Do (P8) tonic octave skip, Do8\La (m3), So/Do8 (P4), Mi\Do\La descending submediant triad, So/Do (P5)
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rests: quarter; repeated rhythmic patterns, repeated pitch patterns and intervals, descending submediant triad Mi\So\La, syncopation, ascending tonic octave skip Do/Do, vocal slurs, three-part round/canon
  • Key Words: United States history, Unites States geography: Virginia, Lord, sacred, contractions: singin’ (singing), mornin’ (morning), don’t (does not)

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Over There

Advanced intervals (tritones d4 – a5), repeated pitch and rhythmic syncopation, with accent marks.

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  • GradeFifth (5)
  • Origin: George M. Cohan 1878-1942 – circa 1917
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: AaBCBD
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta/a | ta/a_|_ti (ti) ti ti | _ = tie, | ti ta ti | syncopation, | ti ti ti ti | ta ti ti |
  • Pitches: advanced: So Si La Li Ti Do Re Mi Fa So 
  • Intervals: advanced: Mi\Do\La descending mediant Em triad, La/Re (P4), Fa\Re (m3), Re\La (P4), La\Si (m2), Li/Ti (m2), Ti/Mi A4 augmented 4th tritone, Re\Ti/Re (m3), Do/Mi (M3), Mi\Ti d5 diminished 5th tritone, Mi\So/Do (M3/P5), Re/So8 (P4), Do\So (P4), So/Mi (M6), Re\So (P5)
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rests: eighth; pickup beat, forward and ending repeats, first and second ending, repeated pitch and rhythmic syncopation, accents, accidentals: sharp: raised 5th (Si-D#), raised 6th (Li-E#), TRITONE: augmented 4th, diminished 5th
  • Key Words: United States history, World War Two WWII, military recruitment song, patriotic song, George M Cohan, onomatopoeia: drums – “rum-tumming, liberty, Every Son of Liberty, sweetheart, pine, kit (survival kit), Huns (nomadic people) Yanks, over-there (Europe)

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Pat-A-Pan

Minor tonality and a raised dominate (Si) add a different color to this onomatopoetic title.

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  • Grade: Fourth (4)
  • Origin: Traditional French Carol
    Bernard de La Monnoye (1641-1728)
  • Key: D minor
  • Time: 2/2
  • Form: ABC
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta ta ta | ta ti ti ta ta | ta\a ta\a | ta\a ti ti ti ti | ta/a ta ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Si La Ti Do Re Mi – raised dominate Si
  • Intervals: intermediate: La/Mi (P5), MI\Do (M3), Re\Ti (m3), Ti/Mi (P4), Ti\Si (m3), Do\La (m3)
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; rests: none; minor tonality, the 6th/La of the relative major D-Major is the tonal center, repeated melodic and rhythm patterns, raised dominate (5th-Si)
  • Key Words: World Geography: France; French Carol, Bernard de La Monnoye, Christmas Carol, Bible Story, sacred, flute, drum, tune, King of Kings, God, Christmas day, praise, onomatopoeia: the sound of a drum; pat-a-pan

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Go Tell It on the Mountain

Adding the fourth (Fa) to the pentatonic scale with an interval of a minor seventh (m7).

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  • Grade:
  • Grade: Fifth (5)
  • Origin: United States – African American Spiritual
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: AB – Verse/Refrain
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ta ta ta | ta ta/a ta | ta/a (ta) ta | ta/a ta/a | ta/a ti/ ri ti/ ri | ti ta ti ta ta | syncopation, | ti ti ti ti ta/a | ta ta ti ti ta | ta/a/a (ta) |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervals: intermediate: Mi/So8 (m3), So\Mi\Do descending tonic triad, So/Fa (m7), Do\La (m3), So/Do P4)
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rests: quarter; descending tonic triad, interval of a minor seventh So/Fa, syncopation, vocal slurs
  • Key Words: United Sates history, African American history, spiritual, Bible story, Christmas, sacred, mountain, King David, Lord, Jesus Christ, seeker, night and day, watchman, Him (God)

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Lukey’s Boat

Descending dominate triad (D Major), 2 perfect 4ths, and a major 6th.

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  • GradeFourth (4)
  • Origin: Newfoundland Folk Song
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABC
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta ta ta | ta/a/a ta | ta ta ti ti ta |
  • Pitches: beginners: So La Ti Do Re Mi Fa So 
  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Do (P4), Mi\Do (M3), Re\La (P4), So/Mi (M6), Mi/So8\Mi (m3), Re\Ti (M3), Ti\So (m3), Re\Ti\So descending dominate triad (D Major)
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth; rests: none; walking quarter notes, pickup beat
  • Key Words: Newfoundland, sea shanty, seam, chinked, putty, planted copper nails, split pea, ten pound, riddle-i-day, patent, block, grub, tub, parts of a boat: fore cuddy, (forward cabin), high-topped sails, sheet (sails), jib (triangular sail), foremost (front) head

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Throw it Out the Window

A vocabulary builder with challenging rhythm changes to words most students will recognize.

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  • GradeThird (3)
  • Origin: United States: Nursery Rhyme Parody
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: ABCB
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ti ti ti ti ti ti | ti ti ti ta ti | ta/a/ ti | ta/ ta/ | ti ti ti ta ti ri | syncopation, | ta ti ta ti | ta/ ta ti | rhythms change with each verse’s syllables
  • Pitches: beginners: Ti Do Re Mi Fa So 
  • Intervals: intermediate: Mi\Do/Mi (M3), Re\Ti/Re (m3), Re/So (P4), Fa\Re (m3)
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth, sixteenth; rests: none; feeling duple meter in 6/8 where each beat is a dotted quarter, rhythmic changes with each verse’s lyrics, running eighth notes, syncopation
  • Key Words: Nursery Rhymes: Old Mother Hubbard, Old King Cole, Little Bo Peep, Little Back Horner, Little Miss Muffet, Jack and Jill, Jack Be Nimble, Humpty Dumpty, Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater, Oh where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone, Yankee Doodle, A-tisket, A-tasket

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