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Miss Mary Mack



Introducing syncopation, stepping up from so to do, descending perfect fourth (P4), and keeping the steady beat with a partner hand jive*, WHAT FUN!

  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: USA – African American Clapping Song
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: AAaA
  • Rhythmbeginners: | ta ta | ta (ta) | ti ti (ta) |
  • Pitchesbeginners: so la ti do
  • Intervals: beginners: ascending Perfect Fourth (P4) so/do
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; beamed eighth notes, pickup beat, stepping up the staff from the dominant (5, so) to the tonic (1, do), descending perfect fourth Do\So, clapping a steady beat with a partner hand jive – NOTEtransfer vocal reading skills to fine motor skills on keyboard and recorder
  • Key Words: USA history, African American History, rhyming words: mack/black/back, cents/fence, high/sky, July/lie; clapping song, hand jive, dressed, silver, buttons, mother, fifty, cows, jumped, 4th of July; York Alabama Version: river, cross, paid, five, dollars, grey horse, pull, swapped, holler/dollar, spend, grass, grow/hoe, chop/shop. money/honey, shop, bees, eat, meat, gnaw, bone, good-bye; contractions: couldn’t (could not), wouldn’t (would not), I’m (I am)
  • Keyboardbeginnersfour finger exercise for right, left, and two hands together
  • Recorderbeginners: color coded, excellent addition to the Beginning Recorder Songs, after song number one. Stepping up from G to C.

* Includes hand jive directions.

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