After a successful completion of one year,
this old rhyme will assess your student’s
musical knowledge and skills.
- Grade: Kindergarten
- Origin: England/USA – Nursery Rhyme
- Key: G Major
- Time: 2/4
- Form: ABCD
- Rhythm: advanced: | 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
- Pitches: advanced: So La Ti Do Re Mi So La
- Intervals: advanced: Re\So, So/Do, Do/Mi, So/Soascending dominant ocave 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 in the verse.
Stole a pig, and away did run;
The pig was eat and Tom was beat,
And Tom went crying down the street.
Tom, Tom, the piper’s son,
He learned to play when he was young.
But all the tune that he could play
Was “Over the hills and far away.”