Contrasting straight and dotted syncopation, expanding the vocal range while singing a four part round in two parts, and practicing the intervals of the tonic chord/arpeggio in voice and on xylophones.
- Grade: Fourth
- Origin: Czech Republic – Folk Song
- Key: E flat Major
- Time: 4/4
- Form: rhythm: AABB – phrases/song: AB
- Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta ta/ ti | dotted syncopation, | ti ti ti ti ti ti ta | straight syncopation
- Pitches: intermediate: So Do Re Mi Fa So Do
- Intervals: intermediate: So/Do, Mi\Do, So8/Do8\So8, Mi/So\Mi, Do\So, Mi/Do8, Mi/So8, So8\Mi- all intervals of the tonic chord/arpeggio, E flat Major (Bb-Eb-G-Bb-Eb), or I (one)
- Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, four part round in two parts, singing in parts, reading two parts, verse/refrain, recognizing the intervals associated with the I chord
- Key Words: world geography: Czech Republic (formerly Czechoslovakia – now the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic), plain, gold, green, young, plainly, swiftly, flowing, river, lifted, head, spires, instead, pleasure, grand, castle, deep, shade
- Xylophones: intermediate: Letter Names Format is presented in G Major; practicing tonic chord intervals
The orginal melody, taught in the 4th grade: “Ifca’s Castle” is divided between the two parts.
|1.||Above the plain of gold and green,
A young boy’s head is plainly seen;
|A huya, huya, huyaya,
Swiftly flowing river;
A huya, huya, huyaya,
Swiftly flowing river.
|But no, ’tis not his lifted head,
‘Tis Ifca’s castle spires instead.
|3.||For our pleasure it was made
This grand old castle deep in shade.