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"Touch Your Shoulders" Lyrics, Text Format

EXCELLENT beginning song which adds movement to the beginning Orff interval (So\Mi/So) and easily transfers fine motor skills to the keyboard or Orff center/station.



  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: USA – Children’s Singing Game
  • Key: E Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: AAAA
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ti ti | ti ti ta |
  • Pitches: beginners: Mi So
  • Intervals: beginners: So\Mi, Mi/So, beginning Orff interval
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth
  • Key Words: parts of the body, hands, shoulders, knees, nose, hair, toes, exercise with music
  • Keyboard: beginners: two finger exercise for right, left, and two hands together


“Touch Your Shoulders” 

Hands on shoulders, hands on knees.
Hands behind you if you please;
Touch your shoulders, now your nose,
Now your hair and now your toes.

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"Touch Your Shoulders" Music Format
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