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Ring Around the Rosy



Syncopation in 6/8 meter while adding the submediant (six, la) to the beginning Orff/Kodaly interval, so\mi.

  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: England – Nursery Rhyme, Children’s Playground Song*
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: AaBC
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ta ti ta ti | ta/ ta ti | syncopation, | ta/ ta/ |
  • Pitchesbeginners: do mi so la
  • Intervalsbeginners: so\mi, mi/la, mi\do
  • Musical Elementsnotes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rests: eighth, dotted quarter; 6/8 time: eighth note receives one beat, divisions of a dotted quarter note: three eights (3 ti’s), feeling duple meter (2) in 6/8
  • Key Words: world geography: England; playground game song, posies, ashes, fall, down, pocketful, mother, jump, up, upstairs, downstairs, pail water, sea, water, cows, meadow, buttercups, fishes, one, two, three

* While holding hands, children walk in a circle singing the song, until the last word (down) when they all fall to the floor. The last child to fall is out of the game and the game continues.

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