Tom, Tom the Piper’s Son

After a successful completion of one year, this old rhyme will assess your student's musical knowledge and skills.

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  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: England/USA - Nursery Rhyme
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythmadvanced: | ta ti/ ri | syncopation, | ti ti ti ti ri | syncopation, | ti ti ti (ti) | ti ti ti (ri) ri | syncopation, | ti ti ti ti | ti ri ti ti ri ti ri | syncopation
  • Pitchesadvanced: So La Ti Do Re Mi So La
  • Intervalsadvanced: Re\So, So/Do, Do/Mi, So/Soascending dominant octave skip, So\So descending dominant octave skip, La/Do*
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth, dotted eighth, sixteenth; rests: eighth, sixteenth; ascending and descending dominant octave skip
  • Key Words: world geography: England; 18-century English nursery rhyme, son, pig, eat, beat, crying, street, play, tune

* Practice the ending with the interval So/Do as a reinforcement of the sad feelings associated to the interval La/So, which is more in keeping with the story.


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