Saturday, December 26, 2015

Charlie Over the Ocean

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Tone Set: mrdl,s,
Rhythm: Ta Dot; Ta Ki Da; Ta Da; Ta Ki; Slur; Tie
Mode/Scale: Pentatone
Melody: d-r-m; d-l-s;
Phrase Form: aa b1b1 aa b2b2

Other: Echo; Game
Prepare:
Present: Ta Dot
Practice: Ta Ki Da; Ta Da; Ta Ki
Prove/Assess:
Source: Down in the Valley, Amidon & Amidon -&- http://kodaly.hnu.edu/song.cfm?id=685

Snail, Snail

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Tone Set: lsm
Rhythm: Ta; Ta Di; Repeat
Mode/Scale: Tritone
Melody: s-m; s-l-s-m
Phrase Form: a b

Other: Game
Prepare:
Present: Repeat Sign
Practice: Ta; Ta Di
Prove/Assess:
Source: http://kodaly.hnu.edu/song.cfm?id=833

Engine, Engine

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Tone Set: N/A
Rhythm: Ta; Ta Di
Mode/Scale: N/A
Melody: N/A
Phrase Form: aaaa

Other: Beat keeping activity.
Prepare:
Present:
Practice:
Prove/Assess:
Source: http://kodaly.hnu.edu/song.cfm?id=888

Lucy Locket

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Tone Set: lsm
Rhythm: Ta; Ta Di
Mode/Scale: Tritone
Melody: s-l-s; s-m-s
Phrase Form: aa

Other: Passing Game, Loud/Quiet Game
Prepare: Ta; Ta Di;
Present: La
Practice:
Prove/Assess:
Source: http://kodaly.hnu.edu/song.cfm?id=836

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Bye Baby Bunting

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Tone Set: lsm
Rhythm: Ta; Ta di
Mode/Scale: Tritone
Melody: s-m, m-l, l-s-m
Phrase Form: a1 a2 b a3

Other: AGE Recorder Song
Prepare:
Present: La,
Practice: Ta, Ta di, S-M
Prove/Assess:
Source: 150 American Folk Songs, Peter Erdei & Beth’s Music Notes

Bounce High, Bounce Low

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Tone Set: lsm
Rhythm: Ta, Ta di
Mode/Scale: Tritone
Melody: s-l, s-m
Phrase Form: a1 a2

Other: Game
Prepare: Ta, Ta di,
Present: La
Practice:
Prove/Assess:
Source: Sail Away, Eleanor Locke

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Hazrat Bibi Miriam

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Tone Set: ltdrmfsl’
Rhythm: Ta; Ta-a; Ta-a di; Ta-a-a-a
Mode/Scale: Minor
Melody: l-m; r-m-r; t-d-r; d-t-l; l’-m; m-f
Phrase Form: a a b1 b2

Other: Dance
Prepare:
Present: Ta-a di
Practice: Ta-a Di
Prove/Assess:
Source: Sanna Longden, Laura Webster, and Lisa Hart


Sanna Longden’s notes:


Be prepared for the beautiful song to beat through you and stay in your head for a long time. Sanna learned it from Laura Webster, a Cleveland, Ohio, music educator; Laura leaned it from dance leader Lisa Har.  the words are traditional in the Sufi culture, but the melody and dance come from the Dances of Universal peace.  Sufism, or tasawwuf, an Islamic sect, s defined as the inner mystical dimension of Islam.  Dervish, another name for Sufi, is an ancient philosophy, pre-dating Islam and other religions.
“Hazrat Bibi Mariam” is a peaceful song that means “Honored Mary, peace be with you -- and also with you.”  mariam, or mary, mother of Jesus, is important to observant Muslims.  “Mariam,” the name of the 19th chapter of the Quran, is an example of perfection, a sign for all people.  use this for celebrating women’s history and other events, among many reasons.


Dance Pattern
Formation: A circle of partners si-by-side facing center.  Hand are not joined.


A. Hazrat Bibi Mariam: All walk 4 steps in toward center, raising hand up slowly with palms facing up, your face following your hands.
Asalam ma laykum: Walk 4 steps backwards out of the circle, bringing hands down in front of the body, wrists crossed, palms facing torso, “blessing yourself.”
Repeat: in 4 steps and out 4 steps.  Reach up and down with focus and intention.


B. Begin a modified Gran-Right_and_Left figure with partners facing in a single circle.  Instead of grasping hands, touch wrists of oncoming person with hands cupped:
Asalam ma laykum: Partners touch right wrists, moving in a curving pattern, crescent-shaped pattern with 4 slow steps to progress along the circle.
Asalam ma laykum: Continuing in the same direction, touch left wrists and curve in 4 steps with the oncoming person (2nd one).
Asalam ma laykum: Repeat the pattern with the next person (3rd and last) touching right wrists.  Look into each one’s eyes while singing the words that mean “peace be with you.”

Whaleykum asalam: make a full solo turn in 4 beats (either direction) while bringing hands down slowly in the “blessing” movement (see above).  End the turn facing center.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Ring Around the Rosie

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Ring around the rosy,
A pocketful of posies.
Ashes, ashes,
We all fall down.
The King has sent his daughter,
To fetch a pail of water.
Ashes, ashes,
We all fall down.
The bird is on the steeple,
High above the people,
Ashes, ashes,
We all fall down.
The wedding bells are ringing,
The boys and girls are singing.
Ashes, ashes,
We all fall down.


Tone Set: lsmd
Rhythm: ta da; dotted ta; dotted qr
Mode/Scale: tetratone
Melody: s-m-l-s-m; s-d
Phrase Form: a b

Other:
Prepare: s-m-l-s-m
Present:
Practice:
Prove/Assess:
Source: Kodály in Kindergarten, Katinka Daniels, Pg 17

Busy Buzzy Busy Bee

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Tone Set: lsfmrd
Rhythm: ta; ta-di
Mode/Scale: hexachord
Melody: s-l-s-m; d-l; s-f-m-r-d
Phrase Form: a a a b

Other:
Prepare:
Present: ta; ta di; la-sol-mi
Practice:
Prove/Assess:
Source: Kodály in Kindergarten, Katinka Daniels, Pg 18

Here is the Beehive

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Here is the beehive
Where are the bees?
Hiding away where
Nobody sees.
They are coming out now
They are all alive
1, 2
3, 4, 5
First with one hand.
Shrug shoulders.
Cover the fist with other hand.
Shake finger back and forth.
Fingers swirl larger and larger.
Fingers swirl larger and larger.
Show one finger, then two.
Show three fingers, then four, then five.


Tone Set: lsmd
Rhythm: ta; ta di; qr
Mode/Scale: tetratone
Melody: s-m-s; s-l-s; d-m-s; s-m-d
Phrase Form: a a b c

Other: Fingerplay (See above)
Prepare: s-m; s-l; d-m-s; ta; ta di; qr
Present:
Practice:
Prove/Assess:
Source: Kodály in Kindergarten, Katinka Daniel, Pg 18

Thursday, August 20, 2015

No More Pie

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Leader:
Oh, my.
No more pie.
Pie’s too sweet.
I want a piece of meat.
Meat’s too red.
I want a piece of bread.
Bread’s too brown.
I think I’ll go to town.
Town’s too far.
I think I’ll take a car.
Car won’t go.
I feel and stubbed my toe.
Toe gives me pain.
I think I’ll take a train.
Train had a wreck.
I fell and hurt my neck.
Oh, my.
No more pie.
Group:
Oh, my.
No more pie.
Pie’s too sweet.
I want a piece of meat.
Meat’s too red.
I want a piece of bread.
Bread’s too brown.
I think I’ll go to town.
Town’s too far.
I think I’ll take a car.
Car won’t go.
I feel and stubbed my toe.
Toe gives me pain.
I think I’ll take a train.
Train had a wreck.
I fell and hurt my neck.
Oh, my.
No more pie.


Tone Set: m d l
Rhythm: ta; ta-a; ta di-i
Mode/Scale: tritone
Melody: m-d-l
Phrase Form: Echo

Other:
Prepare: High & Low; Short & Long
Present: Echo
Practice:
Prove/Assess:
Source: First Steps in Music for Preschool and Beyond, Feierabend, Pg 24