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Yankee Doodle



Introducing syncopation with English and American history.

  • Grade: Second
  • Origin: Anglo American – Traditional
  • Key: A flat Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ta ta ta ta | ta/a ta ta | ta/a ta/a | ta/ ti ta ta | syncopation | ta ta ta/a |
  • Pitches: intermediate: so la ti do re mi fa
  • Intervals: intermediate: mi\do, do/mi, re\so, so/do, ti\so, do\la, ti/re
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; syncopation
  • Key Words: USA history, world geography, Seven Years’ War, state anthem: Connecticut, doodle (German origins; simpleton), macaroni (1770’s wig) Yankee (citizen of north-east USA), riding, pony, feather, dandy (gentleman), step to music, handy, Captain Gooding, hasty pudding (quick-recipe British dessert from 1742), Squire David (English country gentleman), wasted, Captain Washington, slapping, stallion, million, smother, scampered; abbreviations: ev’ry (every), sav’ed (saved); hyphenated: a-giving (a giving)

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