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This Old Man



Multiple rhyming verses to increase vocabulary while reading sixteenth notes.

  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: England – Folk Song
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythmadvanced: | ti ti ta | ti ti ti ti ri |ti ti ti ri ti| ti ri ti ri ta |
  • Pitchesintermediate: do re mi fa so la
  • Intervalsintermediate: so\mi, mi/so, so\do, so\re, re/fa
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth, sixteenth
  • Key Words: world geography: England; counting forwards from one (1) to ten (10), rhyming words for numbers 1-10: one/thumb, two/shoe, three/knee, four/door, five/hive, six/sticks, seven/heaven, eight/gate, nine/spine, ten/again; whack

Paddywack: a term used to describe an angry person on the early 1800’s, specifically someone of Irish decent. In the United States the term paddywack has been replaced with paddy whack.

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