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Descending variations of the descending intervals la\so\mi\re, ascending tonic arpeggio, and changing the rhythm to match the lyrics.

  • Grade: Second
  • Origin: USA – Traditional
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: AB – verse/chorus
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti ti ta ti ti | ta ta ta/a | ta ta ta ti ti | ta ti ti ti ti ta | ta ti ti ta/a | ta ti ti ta ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate: do re mi fa so la
  • Intervals: intermediate: so\mi, do/mi/so ascending tonic arpeggio, re/so, so\do, do/fa, fa/la, re/fa
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; tied notes, verse/chorus, changing rhythms to match verse lyrics
  • Key Words: Christmas, Santa Clause, seasonal, reindeer, pause, jumps, through, chimney, joys, Saint Nick, stocking, dolly, laughs, cries, shut, glorious, hammer, tacks, whistle, whip, cracks; contraction: wouldn’t (would not); possessive: ones’

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