This Old Man

Multiple rhyming verses to increase vocabulary while reading sixteenth note syncopation.

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  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: England - Folk Song
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythmadvanced: | ti ti ta | ti ti ti ti ri | syncopation, | ti ti ti ri ti | syncopation, | ti ri ti ri ta | syncopation
  • Pitchesintermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervalsintermediate: So\Mi, Mi/So, So\Do, So\Re, Re/Fa
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth, sixteenth
  • Key Words: world geography: England; counting forwards from one (1) to ten (10), rhyming words for numbers 1-10: one/thumb, two/shoe, three/knee, four/door, five/hive, six/sticks, seven/heaven, eight/gate, nine/spine, ten/again; whack

Paddywack: a term used to describe an angry person on the early 1800's, specifically someone of Irish decent. In the United States the term paddywack has been replaced with paddy whack.


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