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Mary, Mary Quite Contrary



A very old rhyme for your best readers! Advanced rhythms, pitches, and intervals create a very challenging composition.

  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: England – Nursery Rhyme
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythmadvanced: | ti ti ti ti |ti ti ri ti ti | ta/ ti | ti/ ri ti ti | ti/ ri ti ti ti ri | ta/ (ti) |
  • Pitchesadvanced: do re mi fa so la ti do – the pitches of the major scale
  • Intervalsintermediate: so\mi/so, so\re, fa/la, so/do, do\la, ti\so, do\fa
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, dotted eighth, sixteenth; rest: eighth rest; double beamed sixteenth notes
  • Key Words: world geography: England; farming, contrary, garden, grow, silver bells, cockleshells, pretty, maids, row

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