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Jack Be Nimble



Singing all the pitches of the major scale with syncopation in 6/8 time.

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  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: England – Nursery Rhyme, early 1800’s
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: AB
  • Rhythm:  intermediate: | ta ti ta ti | syncopation,
    | ta ti ta (ti) | syncopation, | ta ti ti ti ti |
  • Pitches:  intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do, singing all the pitches of C major scale 
  • Intervalsintermediate: Do/Mi, Re/Fa, Mi/So, Do/So, So/Ti
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; rest: eighth; flagged and beamed eighths, 6/8 time: eighth note receives one beat, divisions of a dotted quarter note: three eights (3 ti’s), feeling duple meter (2) in 6/8: where three eights would be a triplet if the beat is represented by a dotted quarter
  • Key Words: world geography: England: nimble, jump, high, low, over, toe, candlestick

May we suggest “Three Jacks,” as part of your next program? (Jack and Jill, Jack Be Nimble,  Jack Sprat

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