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Swapping Song



Master the descending do\la and ascending la/do with this vocabulary tour de force!

  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Southern, USA – Appalachian Folk Song
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: AaBC
  • Rhythmbeginners: | ti ti ti ti ti ti ti ti| ta ti ti ta ta |
    | ta ta ti ti ti ti | ti ti ta ti ti ti ti | ta ta ta/a |
  • Pitches: beginners: do la do re mi – pentatonic scale
  • Intervals: beginners: do\la, la/do
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; pentatonic scale, vocal slur, verse, chorus
  • Key Words: USA geography, Appalachian, swap, none-sense song, none-sense words: wing, wong, waddle, saddle, faddle, jackstraw (straw discarded after harvest); animals: rats, mice, horse, mare, mule, goat, sheep, cow, calf, hen, mouse, mole; farm animals, farming, wife, narrow, wheelbarrow, tote, trade, half, haystack, a-fair, caught, dog gone, bread, cheese, it’s (possessive), straight; contractions: wouldn’t (would not)
  • Keyboardadvanced: challenging one hand exercise for upper grades, where Do is the third (3rd) finger in each hand

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