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Hokey Pokey



Intermediate syncopation, repeated melodic rhythm patterns, while adding body movements to music. Excellent four finger keyboard exercise.

  • Grade: Second
  • Origin: USA – Florida, Play-Party Song
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ta ti ta ti ti ti | syncopation, | ta ti ta/ ta | syncopation, | ti/ ri ti/ ri ti ti ti ti  | ti/ ri ti/ ri ti/ ri ti/ ri  | ti/ ri ti/ ri ta/ ti ti/ ri | ta ti/ ri ta ta |
  • Pitchesbeginners: so la ti do
  • Intervals: beginners: so/do, do\so, so/ti
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; pickup beats; syncopation, repeated melodic rhythm patterns
  • Key Words: USA, Florida; playground song, camp song, party song, learning left from right, learning body parts, physical science: foot, hand, shoulder, hip, whole self, yourself; all about, about; contraction: that’s (that is)
  • Keyboardintermediateexcellent four finger exercise for left, right, and two hands together

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