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"Humpty Dumpty"


"Humpty Dumpty"
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"Hop Old Squirrel" Lyrics, Text Format

Teaching the dotted quarter note and syncopation in 6/8 time,
while singing two perfect fourths (P4) Do/Fa and Mi/La.

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  • Grade: Kindergarten

  • Origin: England - Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme

  • Key: G Major

  • Time: 6/8

  • Form: AABB

  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti ta ti | syncopation,
    | ti ti ti ta/ | syncopation, | ti ti ti ti ti ti |

  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La

  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/Mi, Mi/So, Mi/La, Do/Fa, Fa\Do

  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighths; 6/8 time: counting eighth notes, eighth note receives one beat, divisions of a dotted quarter note: three eights (3 ti's), feeling duple meter (2) in 6/8

  • Key Words: world geography: England; rhyming words: wall/fall, King's men/again; horses, together; contraction: couldn't (could not); possessive: King's


"Humpty Dumpty"

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
All the King's horses and all the King's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.


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