Due to nature
of the lyrics, romance, "Polly Wolly Doodle" seems
best for 4th grade, however, the musical concepts are appropriate
to all grades. Choice is left to the instructor.
- Practice beat divisions,
Symbols in Music Only format: Dotted half, pickup beat,
- Count BEATS: from
MUSIC ONLY, "Are
there any patterns?" "How can we label each staff?" "Why
are we starting on the 4th beat?"
- Chant RHYTHM: "Are the patterns the
same?" "The dotted quarter has three ta's, so
how many beats will the dotted quarter receive?"
- Chant PITCHES: "Are there repeated pitch
patterns?" "How are the pitches of the 3rd staff
different from the 1st staff?" (BY A SECOND)
- Sing PITCHES: - "Does ending the second
staff on 'Re' make it a good stopping place?" (PASSING TONE)
- Add Text: Add Refrain,
explain meaning. "Are there any repeated phrases in the Refrain,
that were also in the Verse?" "Slurs occur on
the same syllable or word, but the pitch changes, where
do you see slurs in the song?"
or decrescendo on all dotted half notes. Word pronunciation,
especially in Refrain!
appropriate to skill level.
What is the
FORM of this tune? Where do you return for the second
is the difference between a slur and a tied note?
are there two double bars?
4th beat of each staff has been moved where? Why?