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Slow Little Snail, The



Introducing dotted quarters, representing a slower pace, descending dominate octave skip, and the raised 5th (si), while extending the vocal range.

  • Grade: First
  • Origin: USA – Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ta ta ta ta | ta/ ti ta/ ti | ta/ ti ta ta |
  • Pitchesadvanced: so la ti do re mi fa so si la – ascending half steps
  • Intervalsadvanced: descending dominate octave skip so\so, fa\ti, do\so
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; repeat signs, 1st and 2nd endings, stepping up the staff from so to so, descending dominate octave skip, then so to la including si; tempo: slowly, heavily; horizontal accent mark (sing/play note a little louder/stronger)
  • Key Words: animal science, gardening, snail, cosily, dwell, pretty, rounded, shell, slowpoke, pace, crawls, place, house, lack, back, perhaps, traveling

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