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

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Old Joe Clark

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Tone Set: tblsfmrd s, -or- fmrdtls r,
Rhythm: ta; ta di; qr; ta dimi
Mode/Scale: extended mixolydian
Melody:
Phrase Form: a1 a2 b1 b2

Other: When reading pitches, probably best to present it as major with flatted seventh (te).
Prepare:
Present: te; flat
Practice:
Prove/Assess:
Source: Kodály Methody, Choksy, Pg 274

Monday, August 17, 2015

Drunken Sailor

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1.
What shall we do with a drunken sailor? (x3)
Early in the morning.
Refrain
Way, hey, and up she rises. (x3)
Early in the morning.
2.
Put him in the long boat ‘til he’s sober. (x3)
Early in the morning.
3.
Put him in the scuppers with the hosepipe on him. (x3)
Early in the morning.


Tone Set: r’dtlsfmrd,
Rhythm: ta; ta di; ta dimi
Mode/Scale: extended dorian
Melody: m-l-
Phrase Form: verse-refrain

Other: Work Songs; Sea Shanty
Prepare:
Present:
Practice: ta dimi
Prove/Assess:
Source:The Kodály Method, Choksy, Pg 280

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Blue Mountain Lake

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Tone Set: l’s mrdtl
Rhythm: ta; ta ki da; ta er da; ta sr didama; ta er dama
Mode/Scale: incomplete extended aeolian
Melody: l-m; m-d-r-d-t; l’-s-r
Phrase Form:

Other:
Prepare:
Present:
Practice: minor mode; ta sr didama
Prove/Assess:
Source: Kodály Method, Choksy, Pg 210

Friday, August 14, 2015

Follow the Drinking Gourd

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Tone Set: mrdt,l,s, m,
Rhythm: ta; ta di; qr; ta-a-a; ties; anacrusis
Mode/Scale: incomplete extended minor
Melody:
Phrase Form: story song

Other: Book, ISBN 0879819975
Prepare:
Present:
Practice: call and response; anacrusis; ties; ta di di
Prove/Assess:
Source: Kodály Context, Choksy, Pg 272 & 273

Thursday, August 13, 2015

When Jesus Wept

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Tone Set: lsfmrdt,l,s,
Rhythm: ta; ta-a; ta mi;  slur
Mode/Scale: extended aeolian
Melody: l,-m; m-l,; m-f-s-d; m-r-d-t,-l,; l,s,l,
Phrase Form: a b c d

Other: canon/round
Prepare:
Present: ta mi
Practice: ta mi
Prove/Assess:
Source: Kodály Method, Choksy, Pg 211

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

This Little Gospel Light

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Tone Set: d’tlsfmrd
Rhythm: ta; ta di; qr; ta-a; ta dimi; tie
Mode/Scale: major
Melody: s-m-d; d’-t-l-s; m-r-d; m-l-s; s-f-m-r-d
Phrase Form: a1 a2 a1 b

Other: Actions
Prepare:
Present:
Practice: ta dimi
Prove/Assess:
Source: Kodály Method, Choksy, Pg 206

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

I Love The Mountain

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Tone Set: lsfmrdt,l,s,
Rhythm: ta; ta mi; swung
Mode/Scale: extended major
Melody: d-t,-l,; r-d-t,; m-r-d; f-m-r; s-f-m; l-s-f
Phrase Form: Pitch Sequence

Other: Refrains as an ostinato
Prepare: swinging eighth notes; major scale body solfege
Present: ti,
Practice: ti, ostinato
Prove/Assess:
Source: Holt, Rinehardt, & Winston © 1988, Gr 3, Pg 48

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Swapping Song

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R.   Wing wong waddle to my Jack Straw Straddle to my Johnny fair faddle to my long ways home.
  1. When I was a little boy I lived by myself, all the bread and cheese I had I laid it on the shelf.
  1. The rats and the mice they led me such a life, I had to go to London to get me a wife.
  1. The roads were so muddy and the lanes were so narrow, had to bring her home in an old wheelbarrow.
  1. Wheelbarrow broke and my wife got a fall, down came wheelbarrow, little wife and all.
  1. Swapped my wheelbarrow, got me a horse, then I rode from cross to cross.
  1. Swapped my horse and got me a mare, then I rode from fair to fair.
  1. Swapped my mare and got me a cow, in the trade I just learned how.

Tone Set: mrdt,l,s,
Rhythm: ta; ta di; takadimi; ta dimi; takadi; taka; dimi
Mode/Scale: incomplete major
Melody: d-l,-s,; s,-l,-t,-d
Phrase Form: Verse Refrain

Other:
Prepare:
Present:
Practice: takadimi; ta dimi; takadi
Prove/Assess:
Source: An American Methodology, Eisen and Robertson, Pg 336

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Epo I Tai Tai E

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Tone Set: fmrdt,l,s,
Rhythm:ta; ta di; ta-a-a-a; ta di di
Mode/Scale: major
Melody: s,-l,-d; d-l,-s,; m-f-m; t,-r-d
Phrase Form: a b c

Other: Hand jive/action song
Prepare: ta di di
Present: ta-a-a-a
Practice: ta-a-a-a; ta di di
Prove/Assess:
Source: “Wee Sing Around the World” Beall & Knapp


Concentric Circle Dance Directions
All actions to the beat.
  1. Epoi (pat on legs)
  2. Tai Tai (clap hands)
  3. Ay (pat partner hands)
  4. Switch partners on the tuki tuki....


By measure that look like this:


1. K K C C
2. P P P P

3. K K C C

4. P P P P

5. K K C C

6. K K Left

7. K K Left

8. Move left.


I’m considering for measures 5-8 having students:

5. K K C C

6. K K P P

7. K K P P

8. Move left.