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Song and Chant List Assignment – Multiple Age Groups

Adam Clements

MUS 463

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“If You’re Happy” Traditional Song

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Lindeman, C. A., & Hackett, P. (2010). The Musical Classroom:

Backgrounds, Models, and Skills for Elementary Teaching. (8th ed., p. 328). New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc.

I chose this song for a 1 st grade class. It’s has an appropriate range from a middle C to a Babove middle C. Except for one or two larger leaps, the song’s melody goes up and down in steps and one skip. It is in duple meter and the melody is just complex enough to keep it interesting but not too difficult. Classroom Management – Listening to Directions

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“Hatikvah” Israeli National Anthem Samuel Cohen

Lindeman, C. A., & Hackett, P. (2010). The Musical Classroom:

Backgrounds, Models, and Skills for Elementary Teaching. (8th ed., p. 317). New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc.

I chose this song for a 5 th grade class. The range is a bit wide as it starts on an A bellow middle C and goes up to a D above middle C. There are many large leaps in the song, adding to its difficulty to sing. It is duple meter and is also a minor tonality adding to its uniqueness. Social Studies – Culture

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“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Start” French Folk Melody Jane Taylor

Lindeman, C. A., & Hackett, P. (2010). The Musical Classroom:

Backgrounds, Models, and Skills for Elementary Teaching. (8th ed., p. 391). New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc.

I chose this song for a Kindergartner class. It has an appropriate range from a middle C to an A above middle C. It has duple meter, and the melody is simple, easy to follow, and probably familiar for a lot of kindergartners. Science – Astronomy / Space

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“This is Halloween” Traditional American Song Lucille Wood

Lindeman, C. A., & Hackett, P. (2010). The Musical Classroom:

Backgrounds, Models, and Skills for Elementary Teaching. (8th ed., p. 383). New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc.

I chose this song for a 3 rd grade class. It has an appropriate range from a D just above middle C to a D above high C. It also has a very large octave D leap which adds to its complexity as a song. It has duple meter and the G Minor key is also less common and unique to this song. Social Studies – History of Halloween / Holiday

“Yankee Doodle Boy” American Traditional George M. Cohan

Lindeman, C. A., & Hackett, P. (2010). The Musical Classroom:

Backgrounds, Models, and Skills for Elementary Teaching. (8th ed., p. 403). New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc.

I chose this song for a 2 nd grade class. It has appropriate range from a D just above middle C, to a D just above a high C. The song is in duple meter and combines steps, skips, leaps, and repeats all into one song. Social Studies - American History

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“Teddy Bear” American Play Song

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Lindeman, C. A., & Hackett, P. (2010). The Musical Classroom:

Backgrounds, Models, and Skills for Elementary Teaching. (8th ed., p. 382). New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc.

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I chose this song for a Kindergarten class. It has a very small range within the

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appropriate parameters for a Kindergarten song (D to A above middle C). This song is in duple meter and a very simple melody making it a great first ‘introduction to singing’ song for any student that has not had a preschool musical education. Also the song could be done as a chant. Science - Body Movement / Spatial Awareness

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“Song of the Dragon” Chinese Fold Melody Adapted by P. Hackett

Lindeman, C. A., & Hackett, P. (2010). The Musical Classroom:

Backgrounds, Models, and Skills for Elementary Teaching. (8th ed., p. 377). New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc.

I chose this song for a 3 rd grade classroom. Its range is appropriate from a middle C to a high C. The song is in duple meter and has a major tonality. It also is a cultural song from China, which helps students to experience the different sounds of music from other cultures. Social Studies - Eastern Hemisphere Geography / Culture

“Do-Re-Mi” Traditional Richard Rodgers / Oscar Hammerstein II

Lindeman, C. A., & Hackett, P. (2010). The Musical Classroom:

Backgrounds, Models, and Skills for Elementary Teaching. (8th ed., p. 299). New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc.

I chose this song for 2 nd grade. Its range is appropriate from a middle C to a high C and it has duple meter. The song also explicitly focuses on the different notes in between so it would be great for learning the different notes. Science – Vibrations and Sounds

“Cielito Lindo” Mexican Song Quirino Mendoza y Cortés

Lindeman, C. A., & Hackett, P. (2010). The Musical Classroom:

Backgrounds, Models, and Skills for Elementary Teaching. (8th ed., p. 295). New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc.

I chose this song for 3 rd grade. It has an appropriate range from a B below middle C to a D above high C. This song is in triple meter and has a major tonality. The melody has a combination of leaps, steps, skips, and repeats. Social Studies – Central America Culture Studies

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“Battle Hymn of the Republic” Traditional American Song William Steffe / Julia Ward Howe

Lindeman, C. A., & Hackett, P. (2010). The Musical Classroom:

Backgrounds, Models, and Skills for Elementary Teaching. (8th ed., p. 290). New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc.

I chose this song for 3 rd grade. It has appropriate range from a B below middle C to a B just below high C. The song is in duple meter, has a major tonality, and is often sung or heard with a drum playing the macro beats. Social Studies – American History / Civil War

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“BINGO” American Folk Song

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Lindeman, C. A., & Hackett, P. (2010). The Musical Classroom:

Backgrounds, Models, and Skills for Elementary Teaching. (8th ed., p. 291). New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc.

I chose this song for 1 st grade. The range is a little high, so perhaps this would be used later in the year when students are better able to song from a D to a high C. It is in duple meter and has major tonality. Language Arts – Spelling / Letter Recognition

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“The Star-Spangled Banner” Traditional American Song Francis Scot Key / Music attributed to J.S. Smith

Lindeman, C. A., & Hackett, P. (2010). The Musical Classroom:

Backgrounds, Models, and Skills for Elementary Teaching. (8th ed., p. 379). New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc.

I chose this song for 5 th graders.

It is also has triple meter and a major

challenging from a low A to a high E. tonality.

Social Studies – American History

The range is a little more wide and

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“Take Me Out to the Ball Game” Traditional American Song / cheer

Jack Norworth / Albert von Tilzer Lindeman, C. A., & Hackett, P. (2010). The Musical Classroom:

Backgrounds, Models, and Skills for Elementary Teaching. (8th ed., p. 381). New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc.

I chose this song for a 4 th grade class. The range goes from a middle C to a D above high C. The song is also in triple meter.

Math – Statistics

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“Down By The Bay” American Folk Song

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Lindeman, C. A., & Hackett, P. (2010). The Musical Classroom:

Backgrounds, Models, and Skills for Elementary Teaching. (8th ed., p. 300). New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc.

I chose this song for a 1 st grade class. The range goes from middle C to and A above middle C. It has duple meter. The melody is very easy to follow with only a very few large leaps. Language Arts – Rhyming

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“Eency, Weency, Spider” Traditional American Finger Play

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Lindeman, C. A., & Hackett, P. (2010). The Musical Classroom:

Backgrounds, Models, and Skills for Elementary Teaching. (8th ed., p. 304). New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc.

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I chose this song for a 2 nd grade class. The range goes from a middle C to a high C. It is in triple meter.

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Science – Water cycle