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Humpty Dumpty



Teaching the dotted quarter note in 6/8 time, while singing two perfect fourths (P4) do/fa and mi/la.

  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: England – Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: AABB
  • Rhythm:  intermediate: | ta ti ta ti | ti ti ti ta/ | ti ti ti ti ti ti |
  • Pitchesintermediate: do re mi fa so la
  • Intervalsintermediate: do/mi, mi/so, mi/la, do/fa,  fa\do
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighths; 6/8 time: counting eighth notes, eighth note receives one beat, divisions of a dotted quarter note: three eights (3 ti’s), feeling duple meter (2) in 6/8
  • Key Words: world geography: England; rhyming words: wall/fall, King’s men/again; horses, together; contraction: couldn’t (could not); possessive: King’s

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