This echo/partner song is adaptable for any grade level and ensemble type. In the key of d minor, this song is especially good for elementary singers as it is accessible and interesting, yet is easily adaptable to advanced ensembles as it has opportunity for added complexity. Alternatively, use it as a sight singing song for a high school ensemble.
To fit elementary voices ideally, it was in the range of middle D to treble F, though it could be sung in a lower octave with a male ensemble.
Teaching concepts include: Minor Key (but not a sad song), part singing, even vs. uneven patterns, dynamic exploration, intervals of thirds (Do, Me, So or La, Do, Mi), descending and ascending arpeggios, work songs, tone in high and low ranges, "ooo" vowel sounds, folk vernacular
Themes to which this song could be used for include: Months of the Year, June, Farming, Work Songs, Berries, Summer, Seasons, Songs in Minor, Clapping game sons
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