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Little Sally Walker – Rhyme



Advanced syncopated rhythms across the barline with an ascending tonic arpeggio in a pentatonic scale.

  • Grade:Third (3)
  • Origin: Nursery Rhyme
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABA
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ti ti ti ti ta ta | ti ta ta/a/ | syncopation | ti ti ti ti ti ti ti ti | ta ti ti ta ti ti_|_ti (ta) ti ti ti ta ti ti | ti ta ti ti ti ti ti | syncopation | ti ta ta/ (ta) | ti ti ti ti ta (ta) |
  • Pitches: beginners: so la do re mi so – pentatonic scale
  • Intervals: intermediate: do/mi/so8 ascending tonic arpeggio, so8\do (P5), so/do (P5), mi\la (P5)
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; rests: quarter; tied notes with syncopation (measures 5-6), ascending tonic arpeggio, pentatonic scale
  • Key Words: nursery rhyme, moving to music, circle game song, circle song, walking a steady beat


Make a circle holding hands, except for “Sally” who stands in the middle covering her eyes. The circle spins around Sally singing. Sally rubs her eyes pretending to cry. Extending an arm Sally turns to the right/left. At the end of the song the circle stops. The player Sally points to takes Sally’s place.

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