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We Are Going Down the Numbers



Advanced rhythm: sixteenth followed by a dotted quarter, dotted quarter followed by a sixteenth, and contrast between dotted rhythms and straight eighths.

  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Nigerian Folk Song
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABCDE
  • Rhythmadvanced: | ri ti/ ti/ ri ti ti ti ti | ta/a/a ti ti | ta ta ta ti ti | ti ti ti ti (ta) | ri ti/ ti/ ri ti ti (ta) |
  • Pitchesintermediate: ti do re mi fa so
  • Intervals: intermediate: fa\re, re/so, mi\do, re\ti
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, quarter, dotted eighth, sixteenth; rest: quarter; pickup beat, vocal slur, common ending re\ti/do, syncopation
  • Key Words: geography, Nigeria, Africa, counting backwards, numbers
  • Keyboardintermediate: excellent five finger exercise for both right, left, and two hands together

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