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We Are Little Candles



Stepping down the staff while singing the major scale. Upper grades transfer reading skills to keyboard and recorder.

  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Traditional
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: rhythm: ABAB – pitches: ABCD
  • Rhythmbeginners: | ta ta ta ta | ta (ta ta/a) |
  • Pitchesintermediate: do re mi fa so la ti do
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter; rests: half, quarter; stepping down the descending major scale
  • Key Words: Hanukkah, holiday, menorah, candles, flames, dance, play, growing, smaller, melt, watch
  • Recorder: intermediateexcellent sixth (6th) tune for upper grades, following the Beginning Recorder Songs, challenge students to perform the tune: forwards and backwards
  • Keyboardadvanced: upper grades, excellent tune after completing the C Major Scale Fingering Chart

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