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There’s a Little Wheel a Turnin’



Extended pentatonic scale, and, a descending tonic octave skip.

  • Grade: Third
  • Origin: USA – African American Folk Song
  • Key: E Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: rhythm: AABA – pitches:ABCB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ri ta ti ti ti ti | ta (ta) (ta) ti ti | ta/ ti ta ti ti |
  • Pitches: intermediate: la do re mi so la do – extended pentatonic scale
  • Intervals: intermediate: mi/so, la8\do, mi\do, do\la/do, do/so, so/do8do\do descending tonic octave skip, re/so, so\do
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth, sixteenth; rest: quarter; pickup beat, extended pentatonic scale, tonic octave skip, repeated melodic rhythm patterns
  • Key WordsUSA history, African American History, character education: positive attitude, Valentine’s Day, song singing, dancing, frog leaping, rising, wheel turning, heart, frog, sun rising, world; abbreviations: turnin’ (turning), singing’ (singing), leapin’ (leaping), risin’ (rising)
  • Recorderadvanced: playing in F Major, introducing G above high C, advanced syncopation, practicing the higher register, tonic octave skip, melodic rhythm patterns

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