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Tom, Tom the Piper’s Son



After a successful completion of one year, this old rhyme will assess your student’s musical knowledge and skills.

  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: England/USA – Nursery Rhyme
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythmadvanced: | ta ti/ ri |ti ti ti ti ri | ti ti ti (ti) | ti ti ti (ri) ri | ti ti ti ti | ti ri ti ti ri ti ri |
  • Pitchesadvanced: so la ti do re mi so la
  • Intervalsadvanced: re\so, so/do, do/mi, so/so ascending dominant octave skip, so\so descending dominant octave skip, la/do*
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth, dotted eighth, sixteenth; rests: eighth, sixteenth; ascending and descending dominant octave skip
  • Key Words: world geography: England; 18-century English nursery rhyme, son, pig, eat, beat, crying, street, play, tune

* Practice the ending with the interval so/do as a reinforcement of the sad feelings associated to the interval la/do, which is more in keeping with the story.

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