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"The Bus" Text Format

Reinforcing the ascending tonic triad while adding sounds to music.



  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: USA – Play Song
  • Key: G Major 
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABAC
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti ta ta | ta/a ta/ ti |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So Ti Do Re Mi So
  • Intervals: intermediate: So/Do, Do/So, Re\Ti, Ti\So, Re\So, reinforces tonic pitches: So\Mi\Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; pickup beat, tonic triad pitches 
  • Key Words: bus, up, down, people, town, wheels, horn, wipers, signals, motor, babies, parents


“The Bus”
The people on the bus go up and down,
Up and down, up and down.
The people on the bus go up and down,
All through the town.
2. The wheels…go round and round….
3. The horn…goes beep, beep, beep…
4. The wipers…go swish, swish, swish…
5. The signals…go blink, blink, blink…
6. The motor…goes zoom, zoom, zoom…
7. The babies…go waa, waa, waa…
8. The parents…go shh, shh, shh…
Additional Formats (click to enlarge)
Click to enlarge: "The Bus" Music Format
Click to enlarge: "The Bus" Beats Format
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pitch numbers
Click to Enlarge: "The Bus" Pitch Number Format
Click to Enlarge: "The Bus" Solfeggio Format
letter names
Click to Enlarge: "The Bus" Letter Names Format