Miss Lucy

This American Nursery Rhyme is great for:

  • Keeping the beat.
  • Using as a simple clapping game.
  • Teaching the melodic element "li" (sharpened "la").
  • Feeling the rests - some bars have 1 beat rest and bar 4 has 2 beats rest on beats 2 and 3.
  • Middle to primary to lower secondary students can conduct this piece to feel these 2 beats of rest - making sure not to speed up through them and also learning about the anacrusis.
  • Finding (and tuning) ascending and descending perfect 4ths - from so-high do-so and so-re-so.
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Kodály Analysis:

Miss Lucy Theme: Nursery Rhymes Games:
Partner: Form: Strophic Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: F - G Age: Lower Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: r m s l li ti d high finalis Rhythm: ; ;  
Melodic: s d high s ; s l s ; s m s ; s l li ti ; s ti s ; s r s ; l ti d high finalis
Prep: li
MC: li
Prac: , li


Origin: American Nursery Rhyme

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