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Johnny Get Your Hair Cut



Playing rhythm instruments and adding movements to the pentatonic scale.

  • Grade: Second
  • Origin: USA, Pennsylvania – Folk Song
    words adapted, Jess D. Buice
  • Key: B Flat Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABAB
  • Rhythmbeginners: | ti ri ti ri ti ti | ti ti ti ti | ti ti ta |
  • Pitchesbeginners: mi so la do re mi (pentatonic scale)
  • Intervalsintermediate: do/mi8, so\mi, mi/so/do/mi ascending tonic arpeggio, do\la
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth, sixteenth; repeated melodic rhythm patterns, four note tonic arpeggio, playing rhythm instruments, introducing rhythm instruments, moving to rhythm
  • Key Words: USA geography: Pennsylvania, rhythm instruments: drum, tone block, horn, voice, hands (clap); contraction: let’s (let us)

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