This traditional Russian folk song is great for teaching dotted quarter - eighth patterns. It is also great for reviewing the Aeolian scale (minor).
Steady beat (2 different beat charts)
Copy of the song
Listening suggestion (Tchaikovsky's 4th symphony uses this melody)
Information about balalaikas
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