Instructional formats to foster pattern recognition, expanded pentatonic scale, and intervals most often found in minor tonalities.
- Grade: Fifth
- Origin: USA – Folk Song
- Key: G Major
- Time: 4/4
- Form: ABBC
- Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti ti ta ti | syncopation,
| ta ta ta/ ti | syncopation, | ta ti ti ta/ ti | syncopation
- Pitches: intermediate: So La Do Re Mi So La – expanded pentatonic scale
- Intervals: beginners: La/Do (m3), Do\La (m3), So/Do (P4), Mi/So (m3), So\Mi (m3)
- Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, repeated melodic rhythm patterns, imperfect ending (So), syncopation, pentatonic scale; note: intervals are most common in minor tonalities, giving the tune a minor quality; instructional formats*
- Key Words: USA history, riddle, earth science: cherry stone, ring with no end, baby crying, animal science: piping chicken, chicken bone, blooming, rolling, sleeping; abbreviation: cryin’ (crying)
- Recorder: intermediate: syncopation, expanded pentatonic scale, melodic rhythm patterns
- Keyboard: intermediate: challenges students to change hand position from G Major to D minor
* Each format includes questions to discover musical patterns.
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