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My Dreidel



Intermediate syncopation, a tonic arpeggio, and repeated melodic rhythm patterns.

  • Grade: Second
  • Origin: Israel – music: Samuel Goldfarb, Mikhi Gelbart
    words: Samuel S. Grossman
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: rhythm: AAAA – pitches: ABCD
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ti ti ti ti ti ta ti | syncopation, | ti ti ti ti ta/ ti  | ti ti ti ti ta (ti) ti |
  • Pitchesbeginners: do re mi fa so
  • Intervalsintermediate: so\do, mi\do, do/mi/so ascending tonic arpeggio, fa\re, re/so, mi/so\mi, re/fa\re
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: eighth; pickup beat, repeated melodic rhythm patterns; note: the measure three is a whole step above measure one, measure seven is a whole step below measure five
  • Key Words: world geography: Israel, Hanukkah, dreidel (four sided spinning top/toy), making a dreidel, lovely, short, thin, drops, always, playful, dance, spin, happy, game, begin; contraction: let’s (let us)
  • Keyboard: intermediate:excellent five finger exercise for right, left, and two hands together

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