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Time To Begin

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A PLAN FOR MUSICALGROWTH
BY FRANCES CLARK ANO LOUISE GOSS

Time To Begin

Copyright @ 1955, 1960, 1973 Summy-Birchard Music, a division 01 Summy-Birchard Inc.

Ali rights reserved Printed in U.SA

ISBN 0-87487-120-4

Summy-BirchardInc.
exclusively distributed by
Warner Bros. Publications lnc.
15800 N.W. 48th Avenue
Miarni, Florida 33014

Any dupllcation, adaptation or arrangement of the compositions


contained in this collection requires the written consent of the Publisher.
No part of this book may be photocopied or reproduced in any way without permission.
Unauthorized uses are an infringement of the U.S. Copyright Act and are punishable by Law.
PREFACE

We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to our students and staff at


the New School for Music Study who were the inspiration and prov-
ing ground for the new Music Tree series. In addition we express deep
appreciation to teachers and students around the world, toa numer-
ous to list here, whose experiences with former editions and sugges-
tions for the new series have been invaluable.

Special thanks must be expressed to our colleagues who have de-


voted long hours to a study of the manuscripts in various phases of
their preparation, especially to Mary Gae George, Roger Grove,
John O'Brien, and Elvina Truman Pearce.

Music from former editions that has proved best, both pedagogical-
ly and musically, has been retained in the new series; composers
represented include Sarah Louise Dittenhaver, Jon George, Louise
Goss, David Kraehenbuehl, John LaMontaine, Marion McArtor and
Lynn Freeman Olson.

A special paragraph must be devoted to our appreciation, admira-


tion and affection for Jon George. The large quantity of exception-
ai and delightful new music in The Music T.r_e~is the result of years
of happy collaboration with him. Hehas worked endlessly to create
music that combines the strictest pedagogical demands of this plan
for musical growth with the highest musical standards.

It is our hope that The Music Tree will provide for teachers the
same high adventure in teaching we have experienced, and that stu-
dents everywhere will share with our students the excitement of this
new adventure in learning.
Frances Clark and Louise Goss

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CONTENTS

~1 Discoveries: higher, lower, J. J Ranch Mail 36


Take Off 4 Dinosaurs 36
Landing 5 Marching Band 37
ln a Canoe 6 Technical Warm-Ups 38
Using What You Have Discovered Rhythm Reading 38
ln a Garden 7 Written and Creative Work
lnchworm
Circus Clown
8
8
. 6 Discovery: time signatures
39

Spaee Ship 9
10
.. Croeodile 40
Rhythm Reading ~ SnakeCharmer 40
Written and Creative Work 11 Centipede 40
Using What You Have Discovered
Discoveries:
A Secret
p.
f and repeated notes
12
Pumpkin Eater
Tree House
41
42
Street Fair 13 Murmuring Brook 42
On the Bleachers 14 Rocket Ship 43
Using What Vou Have Discovered Technical Warm-Ups 44
Halloween 15 Rhythm 44
Wiggleworm 16 Written and Creative Work 45
Bluebird
After the Climb
16
17 .. 7 Discovery: 4ths
Rhythm Reading 18 .. Railroad
Crossing 46
Written and Creative Work 19 ..~ NoisyNeighbors 46
Using What You Have Discovered
Discoveries:_. 8va Ship Ahoy! 47
Drifting 20 ..Oui" 47
Kites 21 Trapeze Artist 48
Climbing 22 Skating 48
Using What You Have Discovered Circus in Town 49
The Schumanns 23 Technical Warm-ps 50
Summer Clouds 24 Rhythm 50
Summer Storm 24 Written and Creative Work 51
TechnicalWarm-Ups 25
.. 8 Discoveries:
RhythmReading
Writtenand CreativeWork
25
26
..
...
o. 5ths
Pussy Willows 52
~ Oh. My! 53
J, Leapfrog 53

..
4 Discoveries:
Stargazers
Naptime
2nds
27
28
Using What You Have Discovered
Square Dance 54
~ Winter Night 28 Bedtlne 55
Using What You Have Discovered Gyp~Camp 55
Seout Day 29 Technical Warm-Ups 56
Thunderstorm 29 Rhythm 56
Goldfish 30 Written and Creative Work 57
Clocks 30
Firej/y 31 ..
...
9 Discoveries:
Bass Staff
" i~ . ledger lines, grand staff
58
Technical Warm-Ups 32 ...
Rhythm Reading 32 ~ Treble Staff 59
Written and Creative Work 33 Musie Box. Top 60
Music Box. Top 61
Discovery: 3rds Using What You Have Discovered
Snowfall 34 Lying A wake 62
Shells 34 Cadence 62
Using What You Have Discovered Technical Warm-Ups 63
Kitehen Raid 35 Rhythm 63
Parade 35 Written and Creative Work 64

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UNIT ONE r

..
DISCOVERIES
1. Learning about Higher
When notes LOOK higher,
Play all the pieces in this unit on the groups they SOUND higher, and
of two black keys. you PLAY higher on the keyboard.

i
Play with left hand, with right hand.
Use the middle finger of each hand.
J ......

L R Take Off
~ ~

llll1llJ
high - er, high - er.

up we're climb- ing,

air - lin - er,

J big

Get a - board
I
the

(Student)

(Teacher)
Get a
- board
r
the
big air - lin - er, up we're climb- ing, high - er, high - er.

marcatof 1.....--

r r
r r

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2. Learning about Lower
When notes LOOK lower,
they SOUND lower, and
you PLAY lower on the keyboard.

_I _ ,....-____

Landing

Now the trip


I is

i-J i J
aI most o - ver,

i Ji J
down we're glid - ing,

i -J i J
low er, low - er.

marcata
Now ' the trip is aI - most o - ver, down we're glid - ing, er,
rer.

(Student)

" 5
......

3. Learning about J and J HALF NOTE

A half note 'W:':'I"":"J,-,"o'X""


~;A...,..f
O:J<,~,:"""",.'o.t"-'-!:l:~'~ ,,~t
sounds as long as
two quarter notes J r._.~
J .
.T:'l".:_"'>o:'.{...;~
~.;.;,'~.~;(,.~

QUARTER NOTES
~. ~.~-
.: i.:..~~;...i.:i-
..' - ~-~~ ,~
~

L R
~ ~

llllmJ In a Canoe

~- d.
Cross - ing
I
the lake

in a ca - noe,

pad -dling a - long

watch-ing the view.

Cross-ing the lake in a ca - noe. pad - dling a - long watch-ing the view.
(Student)

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USING WHAT VOU HAVE DISCOVERED

Before p/aying each piece:

1. Think what the piece is about and how you want it to sound.

2. Swing and say the words with a strong rhythmic pulse-

one full arm swing for each J


two full arm swings for each d

3. Find the position on the keyboard and practice the moves.


Will you move up or down?
How many different groups of black keys will you play?

In a Garden

J i J -i
and the love ly bird
d
-
I
bath.

See the wind


J i
- ing
d
foot
I
- path,

(Student)

See the wind - foot - path, and the lave - ly bird - bath.
(Teacher)
p J J J
r r f I r
7
..,. ---

lnchworm*

d
Inch - worm
i J I
back
" . hunch your up,

J J d
i
stretch and
. I'
take the
I
slack up.

Circus Clown

Cir - cus
J i J i
c10wn is 10ts of
d
fun,

laughs and jokes


J i J
with ev - 'ry
I
one.

(Studellt)

Cir - cus c10wn is 10ts of fun,


r
laughs and
r
jokes with
i
ev - 'ry
r
one.
(Teacher)
sempres,taccatof

*The accompaniment for "lnchworm" is at the bottom of page 9.


8
Space Ship

L R
~ ~

llll1llJ
an - y old place!

you could end up

f1y - ing through space,

J F
Rush - ing a - long,

(Student)

-
r - ing through -
(Teacher)
f-
Rush-ing a long,
--
f1y

---
spacc,

-
you could end up an y old place!
--.....
---...:

with pedal r r r r r
8fJa

lnch - worm hunch your back up, stretch and take thc slack up.
(Teacher) I
legato P ~.... J

9
j

Rhythm
In each ofthe followingrhymes, set a strong rhythmic pulse:
Under the notes make a
dash for each pulse:

for notes that last 2 pulses


(The first rhyme is started to show you how).

Swing and say the words to the rhythm of the notes-


one full arm swing for each pulse.

Bel/s New Kite

J J J J J J say,
J J J theJ J
Tug - ging string,
J inJ theJ J
Ding -----
dong,ding dong, bells will up sky.

J J wake J J itJ isJ J J J J J


First winds of
J- J J J
tak it so
Wake up, up, day! spring, " high!

Jack andJill

J
Jack
J
and
J ran
Jill
J J theJ J toJ
hill
up
J
Fetch
Ja J Jof
pail
J -
wa
J
ter.
J
Jack
J
fell
J J
down and
J J
broke his
J J
crown and

J
Jill
J
carne
J J
turnb - ling
J -
af
J
ter!

H ow many pieces in this unit:


go up? go down? begin with R? begin with L?

use four groups of black keys? use two groups of black keys?

are made entirely of the rhythm pattern: J J J J?

tO
JJJJJJ? JJJJJJJ?
Learning aboul lhe Keyboard
Circle ali the groups of 2 black keys up the keyboard.

On your piano, find and play alI the groups of 2 black keys.
lllJ
Circle ali the groups of 3 black keys down the keyboard.

On your piano, find and play alI the groups of 3 black keys.

Learning Finger Numbers 'I t


Write the number for each finger,
starting with number 'I for each thumb.

Make some pieces of your own . . .


Use the groups of 2 black keys.
Your pieces could be about "A Frog Jumping," "Rain Faliing,"
"An Elevator" or whatever you like!
Write the names of your pieces here:

11
.
..; t
f
4
UNIT TWO f 4
.
~
DISCOVERIES ~
4
~
1. Learning about P
p P is the abbreviation for piano,
the Italian word for soft.
I

80FT

A Secret

up 011 tip - toe


i J
50
i
l'll
d
hear.

J
Whi5 - per
i J i
50ft - ly m my ear,
d

(Student)

p
-
Whis per soft - Iy in my ear, up on tip. toe so 1'11 bear.
(Teacher)
pp

12
__ _1:__
2. Learning about f f
f is the abbreviation for forte,
LOUD the Italian word for loud.
-
L R Street Fair
~ ~

llllll1J
~
f~ Con - cer
i
ti -
J
na play
i J
- ing
F
loud

makes a hit with ali the crowd.

(Student)

Con-cer - ti - na play - ing loud, makes a hit with alI the crowd.

(Teacher)

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3. Learning about Repeated Notes

On the Bleachers
J J
see the
f
show.

J J
I' I'
From the top we'll

J J
row by
I
row.

~ J
f
Climb - ing up,

8va- - - - - - - - - - - - - .,
(Student) J J J J I

f
Climb-ing up, row by row. From the top we'lI see the show.

(TeJ1cher)

14
USING WHAT VOU HAVE DISCOVERED
Before playing each piece:

1. Think what the piece is about and how you want it to sound.

2. Practice the rhythm: I


Under the notes make a dash for each pulse (~ or ). d
Swing and say the words to the rhythm of the notes-
one full arm swing for each pulse.

3. Find the positioo 00 the keyboard and practice the moves.


Will you move up or down?
How many different groups af black keys will you play?

Halloween

J J
... I F F
f Jack
. - o _ lan _ tem, . bold and bright.
gnn,

J.J J J
pr I'
Ghosts and
I
gob - lins roam in the
F
nigh.

:>

1(-
(Student)
Jack -o - -
lan terns grin, bold and bright. Ghostsand gob - lins roam in the ni~

.
p

15
L R
~ ~
Wiggle'worm*

llllll!J

Wig - gle -
I J i J
worm, fat and long,

J J-
i J I
now yau're here, now
I
you're gane.

L R
Bluebird

lll!lllJ
d J d
up
Ia
sa high
i
and free.

d J
pFa " I
Blue - bird, in the tree,

(Student)
J J J
,
p
Blue - bird, in the trce, up so high and free.
- I 1--- I
(Teacher)

with pedal

*The accompaniment for "Wiggleworm" is at the bottom of page 17.


16
After the Climb
L R

lWrnJ

fra Run
~
and jump
d
down the hill.

J
I'
Care - fuI
I
you don't

I I'
take a
I
spill !

(Teacher)

jump down thc hill. Cace - fuI you don't take


r
a
r
spill!
I

8va ~
(Student)

17
Rhythm
Point to each note and count with a strong rhythmic pulse:

for every J say "I" for every d say"I-2"

JJd JJd JJJJd


1 1 1-2 1 1 1-2

ln each of the following rhymes, set a strong rhythmic pulse:

Under the notes make a dash for each pulse ( J or J ).


Swing and say the words to the rhythm of the notes-
one fullarm swingfor each pulse.

Bobby Shafto Snowbound

JBob . byJ Shaf J J toJ J


J . to's J J J theJ J
gone sea, Sit . ting by fire,

J . lesJ Jon hisJ knee.


J J buck
Sil . ver
J J J wann.
J
keep . ing

J J J J J J J
He'll come back and
J J for J
J end
J the
mar . ry me, Wait . ing

J J J J Shaf
J J J the
J stonn.
J
-
Hand some Bob. by - to! of

H ow many pieces in this unit:


are marked p ? f? both f and p ?
are played with finger 2? finger 3?
use repeated notes? are made entirely of the rhythm pattern:

J J J J J? J J J J J .J J J?
use four groups of black keys? use two groups of black keys?
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CIDIEIFIGIAIBICIDIEIFIGIAIBICIDIE

Learning the Names ofthe Whi!e Keys c, D, E


Circle all the groups of 2 black keys-
then write C,D, E on the white keys that touch them.

With your right hand 3rd finger, play C-D-E up 3 octaves.


With your left hand 3rd finger, play E-D-C down 3 octaves.

Now turn back to Uni! 1:

Mark each piece for p .


Play "Take Off" and "Landing," this time on white keys-C and D.
Play "In a Canoe," this time on white keys-D and E.
Play each piece p or f as you marked it.
Point and count the rhythm of"ln a Garden" and "Space Ship."

M ake some pieces of your own . . .


Use the groups of 3 black keys and f, p and repeated notes.
Your piecescould be about "A Woodpecker," "Clocks Ticking,"
"Elephants Dancing" or whatever you like!
Write the names ofyour pieceshere:

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UNIT THREE.~

DISCOVERIES

~
:IDZII

1. Learning about ~
Notes within a slur
belong together-play them
as smoothly as possible.

Drifting

rrJ
Gen - tly roIl, lit - tle boat,

~
i i
on and on, bob and float.

'I I I -
tJ

{
tJ
1\ ,. P

'- -
Gen- tly
./'
roll.
I
.,

lit . tle boato on


-- and on.
---
bob and
-='"'
fIoat.
,

(StudentJ p ./'" ----- J

r i r i

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Kites

m
L
J R

JJ\
JJ\ 'way up r
I~ dip and I
. ~ \ liv,

)~ See lli em 6
fly
in lli, L.

8va--- ,I
(Student)
8va ,I --~~
fi I .......... 1-- T'--, -

tJ f
. I I
See them
f
f1y in the sky, dip and dive , 'way up high.
(Teacher) - ./" -.

I V
............. 3--"
P*

:
mf -

21
2. Learning about 8va
- ~' "'"

Bva is an abbreviation for OCTAVE.


Written above notes it Written be/ow notes it
means to play the notes means to play the notes
one octave higher. one octave lower.
"""

L R Climbing
J J

lmlllJ
Bva------,
J J J J J J
f ia I' I' I' I'
8va_
I'
_ _ _ _ _ ...J
I I

E - ven when I'm up a tree, alI the birds Iook down on me.

(Student) f .J

E - ven when I'm up a tree, all the birds \ook down on me.

(Teacher) mf

22
USING WHAT VOU HAVE DISCOVERED

Before playing each piece:

1. Think what the piece is about and how you want it to sound.
How many parts are there?
Which parts are alike? Which parts are different?
2. Practice the rhythm:
Under the notes make a dash for each pulse.
Swing and say the words to the rhythm of the notes.

3. Find the position and practice any moves.

The Schumanns
L R
n ~
lll11llJ

~ ~
~ J ~JJ
/.. ~
Pa ~. i i i i i i
Clar - a played, alI day long, alI of Rob - ert's fin - est songs.

(Student)

23
Summer Clouds

800 ,

Look - ing at a -
sum mer
i
sky, c10uds are
i i
drift - ing gent- ly
i
by.

Summer Storm

~ ~J~ ~
i i fi i 8M i i ~
Qui - et night, all a - sleep; thun - der rum - bles, loud and deep!

8~a , I

P
Look-ing at a -
sum mer sky, c10uds are gent - Iy by.
(Teacher)

P.P
(Student)
J.

alI
fi i
a - sleep; thun- der rum - bles, loud and deep!
(Teacher) ~i - et, nift, I
legato PP..i .. .Ji. ..

24
,

tt
Warm-upsfor daiIypractice-first on l!!Jthen on l!!J
. tt
31 2

With right hand play U in 3 different octaves going up.

With left hand play rt


13 2
in 3 different octaves going down.

Rhythm
In each of the following rhymes, set a strong rhythmic pulse:
Under the notes make a dash for each pulse.
Swing and say the words to the rhythm of the notes.

Grasshoppers Funny Bug

J J J J J J J J
What's that
J
Grass- hop - pers hop - ping crawl- ing

J theJ j
JO - ver J Jon J j
prai - rie; the rug?

J J areJ hun J
J - gry, J Ja J J
When they Such fun - ny

J J
Fann - ers
Jbe war
J J J J J
- y! look - ing bug!

How many pieces in this unit:


use p ? f? both p andf?

8va higher ? 8va lower? 8va higher and lower?

begin with

25
G IA I B C I I D I E I F I GlA IB Ic I D I E I F I GTA I gJ

Learning the Names ofthe. White Keys F, G, A, B


Circle all the groups of 3 black keys -
then write F, G, A, B on the white keys that touch them.

With your right hand 3rd finger, play F-G-A up 3 octaves.


With your left hand 3rd finger, play B-A-G down 30ctaves.

Reviewing C, D, E
Write all the C's on this keyboard. Then play all the C's on your piano.

Write all the D's on this keyboard. Then play all the D's on your piano.

Write all the E's on this keyboard. Then play all the E's on your piano.

Now turn back to Unit 2:


Play "On the Bleachers," this time on white keys-F and A.
Play "Halloween," this time on white keys-G and B.
Point and count the rhythm of "Bluebird" and "Wiggleworm."

M ake some pieces of your own . . . on white keys, using s/urs.


Your pieces could be about "Balloons," "Sailing," "Butterflies"
or whatever you like! Write the names of your pieces here:

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UNIT FOUR .~

DISCOVERIES

1. Learning about d. DOTTED HALF NOTE

A dotted half note d~


sounds as long as
L
J n
R
three quarter notes J" J J
lllf1llJ Stargazers
8fJa-- -~ ---- -=-=- - - ---,

Ly- ing out-side on a warmsum-mernight,watchingthe


III
stars is an end-less de- light.

ing out - side on a warrn sum - mer night,

pp leggiero

8oa ,

the stars is an end - less de - light.

-
r r r r r
-. - .
,

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2. Learning about lntervals
The highness or lowness of sound is called PITCH.
The difference in pitch between any two tones is called an INTERVAL.
An interval on the keyboard is the distance between any two keys.
Lines and spaces make it easy to read intervals-to teU the exact
distance between one key and another.
r

3. The lnterval of a 2nd


2nds on white keys:
from one white key to
the very next white key lmJ
..
2nds written on lines and spaces look like this:

OR Q O
o Q UNE SPACE SPACE LINE-

Here are some pieces using 2nds. / ... o"

The letter
names the
flrst notei

Please qui - et, go to sleep.

Now play ""Naptime" again, beginning on E.

Winter Night
The letter
names the
flrst notei .

wind is blow - ing, alI tne night through.

Now play "Winter Night" again, beginning on C.


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USING WHAT VOU HAVE DISCOVERED

Before playing each piece, see practice suggestions on page 23.

Seout Day
8va- - - - -..,

8va _ _ _ _ -1
Smart- ly lift - ing ,_. up their feet, scouts are march - ing down the street.

Thunderstorm

8va_ - _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ~..J
Hear the thun - der crash and roar! I could fall right through the fioor!

i ~ 1
(Teacher)
8va-u u __ __ _u ___u__u u ___ _ _ ~_

non legato "-~


Smart - Iy lift ing up their feet, scouts are mareh -ing down the street.
r
(Student)

..,
f
-
..
r fi

r .. ..
f
(Teacher) .
Hear the thun
n - der erash and roar!
. .-
I
.-
eouId
-
falI
f')
right
.
through the fioor!
.-

.
mf marcato

... .... ... ... P< -- -


8va 8va 8va

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Goldfish
L R
2
,,-J J J J,,-J
p( - (i-
Glid ing, glit -t'ring, gold fish swim-ming; on
(i (i
the fish - pond sun- light shim- rn'ring.

Cloeks

d. /J JJ ~.
i i i fi i i 8M
iii J
Lit -tle c10cktick-ing up - stairs on the waIl. Big c10ck is chim-ing down-stairs in the haIl.

8~a ,
(Student) .l.J .l .J J .J J I I

glit - t'ring, gold -fish swim-ming; on the fish - pond, sun-light shim-m'ring.

J
Lit -tle clock tick-ing up - stairs on the wall. -
Big clock is chim ing down- stairs in the hall.
(Student)

r i r

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Firejly

l!~ LR
7'
way to - nigh1.

help us find our

light your light to

Fire - f1y, fire - f1y,

8va ,
8va-- ---- ---- -- --1 .d d. I

J--~..
p
Fire - fiy, fire - fiy, light your light to help us find our way to - nigh.

pp

31
~ ~

Warm-ups for daily practice-first on l!lJ then on l!lJ


323 tt
With right hand play ~~ J ~ in 3 different octaves going up.
.

~
With left hand play "l"
'3 2 '3
in 3 different octaves going down.

Rhythm
Point to each note and count with a strong rhythmic pulse-
forevery J. say "I," d say"I-2," J. say"I-2-3."

J J J d.
1 1 1 1-2-3
d J d. J d. d.

In each of the following rhymes, set a strong rhythmic pulse:


Under the notes make a dash for each pulse (J, d or d.).
Swing and say the words to the rhythm of the notes.
WilllerFun Shipbuilders

J J toJ J with
J and
J J J J J
Snow - balls fight At the ship - yard
J J
snow - men
J make.
to
J J
nv - ets
J J
f1y.

J
Slide
J
on
J J
the hill
J and
J
- side
J
Men
J J
build ships
J
the

J
skate
J theJ lake.
on
J J
seas
J
to
J
ply.

How many pieces in this uni/:


use 8va? 8va higher? 8va lower? 800 higher and lower?
begin with aline-note? begin with a space-note?

are made entirely of the rhythm pattern: J J J J ?

JJJ JJ J J ?_J J J J J J J J J J.?_


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/ntervals
Check the key a 2nd above each key that is named.

Check the key a 2nd below each key that is named.

Trace the note a 2nd above each note:

Trace the note a 2nd below each note:

Reviewing F, G, A, B
Write alI the F's and B's on this keyboard.

Play alI the F's and B's on your piano.


Write alI the G's and A's on this keyboard.

Play alI the G's and A's on your piano.

N ow turn back to UnU 3:


Play "Climbing," this time on white keys-G and B.

Make some pieces ofyour own . . . on whUekeys using d.


Your pieces could be about "Waltzing," "Skating" or whatever you like.
Write the names ofyour pieces here:

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UNIT FIVE.~
DISCOVERY: The lnterval ofa 3rd

3rds on white keys IIIII


skip one white key: ~
3rds written on lines and spaces look like this:

~ G- LINE- OR
LINE- )( o SPACE
~ SPACE

Here are some pieces using 3rds.

Snowfall

G
P
Soft fall - ing, whis - p'ring snow. See the snow, gent - ly blow.

Now play "Snowfall" again, beginning on D.

Shel/s

F ..
Pl2
Shells are like bells, twin -kle like bells, tin - kle like bells. Are shells bells?

Now play "Shells" again, beginning on C.

G
USING WHAT VOU HAVE DISCOVERED

Before playing each piece, see practice suggestions on page 23.

K itchen Raid

8
P Lit tle
.2
ants march - ing o - ver the sill.

Where do come from? Out of their hill?

Parade

right, left, keep in step. Big drum's bang - ing, keep in step.

(Student) (8va 2nd time only)


11. 112.

P
Lit -
tle ants march ing o - ver the sill.
Where do they come from'? Out of their hill'?
(Teacher)

P poco staccato

(Student)

step.
(Teacher)

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~I L R
Ranch M ai!

p
~~ ~ J' J J

Rid - ing a - long


fs ~ F
a laz -
i
y
F"
trail, Bring-ing the
f i f i
boys their week-Iy mail.

~ L R
Dinosaurs

~
~J~ 2
J J d

f~ - Din o - saurs, mon - strous great! Won - der how much food they ate?

a - long a laz - y trail, Bring-ing the boys their weck - Iy mail.

(Student)

fr Di - no - saurs, mon -strous grE<at!


r-
Won der how much food they ate?
(Teocher) J J
fr pesonte
f 8~a_____________.
I
r

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Marching Band

4UJlllJ
L R J d d d d
P
sil - ver flutes.
F P f
J d
I'
trum -pets toa,

JJ d
I' F
and French horns,

L( l
d ;( i

f
Big trom -banes,

(Studeltt)

f
Big trom - bones, and French horns, trum - pets too,
(Teacher)

f Sempre 8V~ . _ _ _ . . . _ _ _ . . _ _

J J
-- -
--
P si! ver flu teso

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~ ~ ~

JtTarm-upsfor daily practce-first on l!!!Jthen on l!!!J


ttt

With right hand play ~


~ 3 2
in 3 different octaves going up.

With left hand play :r-r.:


14 3 2
in 3 different octaves going down.

Rhythm
In each of the following rhymes, set a strong rhythmic pulse:

Under the notes make a dash for each pulse ( J ,d or d.).


Swing and say the words to the rhythm ofthe notes.
Bear Chase Twilight

J
Chase -
Jing bears
J isJ J
Ev' -
J
ning
J
bells
J
are

J
lots
J
of
J
fun
J
if
J
soft -
J J -
J
Iy ring ing,

J
you
J
know
J
how
J
to
J J
sleep well,

j
hide
J run!
and
J j
sIeep
d
well.

How many pieces in this uni/:


se d. ? 800 higher? 8va lower?
are playedwith fingers 4 3 2 in right hand? left hand?
are made entirely of 3rds on lines? 3rds in spaces?
are made entirely of the rhythm pattern:

J J J J J J J J. ?

J J J J J J J J J ?

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lnterva/s
Check the key a 3rd above each key thafis named.

Check the key a 3rd below each key that is named.

Trace the not.e a 3rd above each note:

Trace the note a 3rd below each note: t--,


' '

Write the name ofthe key a 2nd above each checked key.

Write the name of the key a 2nd below each checked key.

Write the 2nd above each note:

Write the 2nd below each note:

Now turn back to Unit 4:


Play "Scout Day," this time beginning on B.
Play "Thunderstorm," this time beginning on G.
Point and count the rhythm of "Stargazers" and "Firetly."

Make some pieces ofyour own . . . using 3rds.


Your pieces can be about whatever you like. Write their names here:

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UNIT SIX .~
DISCOVERY: Learning about Time Signatures
The time signature at the beginning of a piece TIME SIGNATURE

shows how many pulses there are in each MEASURE


and the kind of note that stands for one pulse.
I I
4: = pulses in a measure
~ = one pulse
The last measure of a pieceends with a DOUBLE BAR II

.;
Crocodile

4)
~ F
I
f '2 See the
.
blg ero - eo - dile, wad - ing there in the Nile.

Now play "Crocodile" again, beginning on c.

Snake Charmer

mis- take. It eould-n't be a fake.

Now play "Snake Charmer" again, beginning on B.

Centipede

5) C
i .l 12
When you have so man -y feet, Is it hard to eross the street?

Now play "Centipede" again, beginning on G.


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USING WHAT YOU HAVE DISCOVERED

Before playing each piece:


1. Think what the pieceis about and how you want it to sound.
Which parts are alike? Which parts are different?
2. Practice the rhythm:
Study the time signature.
Point and count.
Swing and say the words.

3. Find the position and practice any moves.

Pumpkin Eater
Y L/L}

er, Pet - er, pump-kin eat - er, could-n't keep his wife, they tell.

So he put her in a pump-kin, there he kept her ver - y well.

(Student) fI. 112.

f
Pet -er, Pct - er, pump-kin eat - er, could-n't keep his wife, they tell.
So he pu t her in a pump - kin, there he kept her ver - y well.
(Teacher)
m

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Tree H ouse

8va ~

Ham -m'ring, alI day Iong! Build a tree house high and strong!

Murmuring Brook

- mur - ing brook, wan - d'ring a - Iong,

Whis - p'ring soft - Iy an end - Iess song.

(Studenl)

Ham- m'ring, Build a tree house high and strong!


(Teacher) >

>
1\
. . .
tJ
P r
Mur-mur - ing
r brook, wan-d'ring a
r
- long,
r
Whis - p'ring soft-Iy an
r i end r - less
song.

:
-- ..
,...-- ---... .-- b.. - ....---.... -. .

pp
I
: . I

. . . . . . .
r

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Rocket Ship

WIaUL R
d
I - I'
af ter- noon!

J J
\..,\L\ i i
should be there this

x
rrd
to the moon;

81Ja-
-- -- :d.'

f rf
Hcrc we go to the moon; should bc there this ar - ter - noon!

>
>

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Warm-ups for daily practice

21 3, I
With right hand play G~ in 3 different octaves going up.

With left hand play A~ 2 3 in 3 different octaves going down.

Rhythm
In each of the following rhythms:
Study the time signature.
Swing and count two measures with a strong rhythmic pulse
before you point and count the rhythm.

J J IJ J J IJ J J Id. I
J d J IJ J J d.
I I II

2. 4) d
j
JJ I d J J IJ J J J Id d I
JJd IJJd IJJJJIJJdl1

H ow many pieces in this unit:


5
havethetimesignature: r? r? i?
use d. ? are made entirely of 2nds?

are made entirely of 3rds? of 2nds and 3rds?


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lntervals
Write the name ofthe key a 3rd above each key that is checked.

Write the name of the key a 3rd befow each key that is checked.

Write the 3rd above each note:

Write the 3rd befow each note:

Mark all the 3rds with this sign


3

How many are line-line 3rds'? space-space 3rds'?

Now turn back to Unit 5:


Play "Dinosaurs," this time on G, A, B.

Make some pieces ofyour own . . . on white keys


Use one (or both) ofthese rhythm patterns:

J J J IJ J J
I I J. II

J J IJ J J IJ J J J IJ d II

Write the names of your pieces here:


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.
UNITSEVEN
,.
DISCOVERY: The lnterval of a 4th

4ths on white keys IIIII


skip two white keys: ~
4ths written on lines and spaces look like this:

o SPACE
OR )( x G- SPACE
LINE-
~ x '* LlNE-
o

Here are some pieces using 4ths.

Railroad Crossing

and look! Stop and look! Watch out for trains!

Now play "Railroad Crossing" again, beginning on G.

Noisy Neighbors

.
3) C

r f Why must
2
you shout?
PCan't you whis - per?
f What's it a - bout?

Now play "Noisy Neighbors" again, beginning on F.


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USING WHAT VOU HAVE DISCOVERED

Before playing each piece, see practice suggestions on page 41.

Ship Ahoy!

a - hoy! Ship a - hoy! Let's go sail - mg a - hoy!

a - hoy! Ship a - hoy! Out be - yond the farth - est buoy.

"Oui"

6)
i Pl4
France is a coun-try a - cross the sea. When they mean "yes" what they say is "oui."

(Student)

-
a coun try a - cross the sea. Whcn they mean "yes" what thcy say is "oui."

(Teacher)

P
with pedal

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Trapeze Artist
81Ja-- - - - -- i

3 13
Dar- ing young man on the f1y- ing tra-peze, floats through the air with the greatest of ease.

Skating
81Ja l
4

.
a -
ov er the ice. No oth - er mo - tion is quite so nice!

(Student)

p
Dar-ing young man on the fIoats through thc air with the great-est or ease.
(Teacher) J-;- ----

p. r
;>
r- .
r r-
r
a - long, ov - er thc ice. No oth - er mo . tion is quite so nice!

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Circus in Town

L R

Cir - cus com - ing

J J

J J

big pa
n
- rade is

J J d
such a treat! I

(Student)
8va ,
I

f
- cus com - ing down the street! A big pa - rade is such a treat!

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Warm-ups for daily practice

2,31 J
With right hand play G ~ in 3 different octaves going up.

@=
With left hand play B 234 in 3 different octaves going down.

Rhythm
Add the time signature to each of the rhythms below.
Swing and count.
Point and count.

1. JJJ JJJ I I d J Id. II

2. J JJJ IJ J d IJ J J J Id d II

Add measure bars and ending bar to each of the rhythms below.
Swing and count.
Point and count.

3. r> J J J d J J J J d.
4. r> d d J Jd J JJJ J Jd

How many pieces in this uni!:


are made entirely of 4ths? af 2nds and 4ths ?
2 3 6 ?
have the time signature:
j? j? j'
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lntervals
Check the key a 4th above each key that is named.

Check the key a 4th below each key that is named.

.........

Trace the note a 4th above each note:

Trace the note a 4th below each note:

Write 2 under all the 2nds, 4 under all the 4ths.

2 Lj-

Mark all the 4ths with this sign A

Now turn back to Unit 6:


Play "Pumpkin Eater," this time beginning on G.
Play "Tree House," this time beginning on C.
Play "Murmuring Brook," this time beginning on A.

Make some pieces ofyour own . . . using 4ths.


Your pieces could be about "Fog Horns," "Factory Whistle," "Train Coming,"
or whatever you like. Write the names ofyour pieces here:

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UNIT EIGHT :t.
DISCOVERIES

1. Learning about O WHOLE NOTE

A whole note
lasts as long as
four quarter notes

Pussy Willows

Puss- y wil - lows can't me - ow, dog - wood does not bark.

8va i . ,
I

.2
look pret - ty an - y - how, grow- ing in the park.

(Student) (8va2nd time only)

wil - lows can't me - OW, dog - wood does not bark.


pret - ty an. y - how, grow- ing in tbe park.

(Teacher) t

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2. The lnterval of a 5th

Sths on white keys


skip three white keys:

Sths written on lines and spaces look like this:

10 o SPACE
LlNE-
~
.

~ (SPACE)
I') x <LINE)-
LINE- ~ SPACE

Here are some pieces using Sths.

Oh, My!

2)()
~ f Good - ness me! What a shame! I have hic - cups!

Now play "Oh, My!" again, beginning on D.

Leapfrog

mis - ter frog he is jump - ing high, try - ing to touch the sky.

Now play "Leapfrog" again, beginning on C.

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USING WHAT VOU HAVE DISCOVERED

Before playing each piece:


1. Think what the piece is about and how you want it to sound.
Which parts are alike? Which parts are different?
2. Practice the rhythm:
Study the time signature.
Point and count.
Swing and say the words.
3. Find the position and practice any moves.

Square Dance

li)~~
~ f Fid _ dler', play, time to start the dance.

Choose a part - ner right a - way, while you've got a chance.

f
Fid ~ dlct', lun - iRa "p to play. time 10 s(are lhe dance. Choosc I part. pcr right I . _ay. whileyou'..,e lot . ChIRCC.

(Teacher)

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Bedtime
'-
,-:::--",'
.

~)~
y - head, sIeep y - - feet feeI just like lead.

SIeep - y - head, sleep - y - head, to go to bed.

Gypsy Camp

Camp-fires in the night. Gyp -sies dane- ing by their light.

(Student)

p
Sleep- y o head, sleep o y o head, cJum -sy fect feel just like lead.
Sleep- y o head, slcep- y head, time to go to bed.

(Teacher)p

f o
Campo fires bum - ing in the night. Gyp o sies dane ing by their light.

(Teacher) t .J t t qJ t J .J t J t t
"1"

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Warm-ups for daily practice

With right hand play B ~ in 3 different octaves going up.

With left hand play F ~


4 3 2
in 3 different octaves going down.

Rhythm
Point and count.
Tap and count (notes above the line are for right hand,
notes below the line are for left hand).

JJ JJJ JJ J.
I i j. j i iii
JJ JJJJ O
JJJ O

iiF IF iiii
H ow many pieces in this uni/:
use J.? (,")? 8va- - -, higher? 8va_ _..J Iower?

3 ? 5
havethe time signature: r? i. j?
are made entirelyof 5ths? of 5ths and 2nds?

lnterva/s
Check the key a 5th above each key that is named.

Check the key a 5th below each key that is named.

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,--,-,
'..
Trace the note a 5th above each note:

Trace the note a 5th below each note:


,_..'

Write 3 under ali the 3rds, 5 under alI the 5ths.

3 5

Write the name ofthe key a 4th above each key that is checked.

Write the name ofthe key a 4th below each key that is checked.

Write the note a 4th above each note:

Write the note a 4th below each note:

Now turn back to Unit 7:


Play "Ship Ahoy!" this time beginning on D.
Play "Trapeze Artist," this time beginning on C.

Make some pieces ofyour own . . . using Sths and O


Your piecescould be about "ChineseGongs," "lndian Drums"
or whateveryou like. Write the names ofyour pieceshere:

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.
UNIT NINE.:t.
DISCOVERIES

1. Learning about ?
Five lines with an F CLEF ( 9: ) are called the BASS STAFF.
The F clefis the musical sign for a special F on the keyboard.

It names this line F

Every note on the F line is


the F below the C in the
middle of the keyboard. Bass Mlddle

Bass Staff
2

2
f Play -ing in F right down to C.

There is noth - ing it, as you can see!

[~ =~ ] In time signatures from here on, li standsfor J


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2. Learning about

Five !ines with a G CLEF ( ~ ) are calIed the TREBLE STAFF.


The G def is the musical sign for a special G on the keyboard.

It names this line G . ...


.
Every note on the G line is
the G above the C in the
middle ofthe keyboard.
L~ruJl1!~mlllJ Middle Treble

Treble Sta!!

in the Tre - ble Staff from G right up to c.

will find the Tre - ble Staff is eas- y as can be!

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3. Learning about Ledger Lines
Short lines above or below a staff are called LEDGER UNES.
Ledger lines are used to write notes above or below the statT.

down a 5th

TREBLE STAFF

ledger-lIne notes

Music Box
1'1 3. 2
"
.I
,
I / ........ 1/
,
I
- . -- -- . -- . -- -- .
I
... \
" .. L
.-I
\:
@. p
Pret -ty
r rrr
blue box that was sent from France. Lift up the lid and en - joy the dance.
r
ledger-lIne notes

up a 5th
C D E
x -e-.n-0-
BASS STAFF

Top
J. .
'3 2
f Twirl it a -round and give it a spin. If it keeps spin-ning may-be we'll win!
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4. Learning about the Grand Staff
Treble G
When the TREBLE STAFF and the GRAND
STAFF Mlddle C
BASS STAFF are connected, they Bass F
form the GRAND (large) STAFF.

Here are the twa pieces fram page 60, this time written an the Grand StafL

Music Box
, - ./
- - .........
-- - -- ;--......
"....-
,-I /

- .. --
-
I ""'- T

-- . " T
/ ......
, "' I
6
I,'-'lI
#f/I. - .
"'" \
\ --' .. - ..-I '\

-8.'
P
.r
Pret-ty blue box that was "..--
sentfrom France.Lift up the lid and en - joy the dan'ce.
S-. .. .. 5--
.I
....
-
2 3
Top

... , --- .-

-- ...
............
"- -.........
,, " ./ /' "
/' "'
f .
I..f... (/ -6. 3
give it a
-6-
spin. If
-(7
it keeps spin - ning may-be we'll win!
\

&;;.,. .- - .-
-.I.. , :- :- .-
:-
.. -- - - I"'"'
r-
- -.
r-
{ fTwirl
3 2
it a-round and
I
I I

(Teacher)
PP _. t "4
r--t J 1. J .! J.
sempre legato
Pret- ty blue box that was sent from France. Lift up the lid and en - joy the dance.

p
rrr r rrr r

a - round and give it a spin. If we'U win!

(Student)f

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USING WHAT YOU HAVE DISCOVERED

Before playing these pieces, see practice suggestions on page 54.

Lying A wake
8va-- --.,
I .
2
/
/'
I
I"---

-.--- .1_\ /
/
'\. /
/"
"I 1/ 'I
:

-- -- - -"" -'I -II


, I / \ I
"
, II .c. - - I -- -- -- "-
footsteps in the park. Footsteps ev-'ry-where. Ech-o in the dark.
@.
C't,..l
f ..I
Footsteps in the street, .. .-.fT .. . .19-IP . ". !T
..... t
I
{ .... .c.
2

Cadence

...
"
'!'IIIIr.
11. /
/
/'
2
-- ---" .........
\ /
/1
.........
I
............
""
(.... .. \
I ..
-- f fin - ish the book!
-- r-- . t-o'"
Won-derhow
--
the next one will look?!
-- -r- -
Read-y now to
,.
-.... -- --
r-
I
{ .c.
-
2

(Student)

f r
Foot-stcps in the street,
i
foot-steps in
irr the park.
i i
Foot-steps ev - 'ry- where.
r p
Ech- o in thc dark.
(Teacher) .

;
Read- y now to fm - ish the book! Won-der how the next one will look!
(Teacher)

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Warm-upsfor daily practice

With right hand play in 3 different octaves going up.

With left hand play in 3 different octaves going down.


284

Rhythm
Tap and count hands separately; then hands together.

JJJ d J JJJ d- d J d J JJJ d-


I- l- I- p- p- po p- p-
o o o o o o o o
o o
iiii ii, iiii , ii , ii FI
How many pieces in this uni/:
are writtenon treble staff? bass staff? grand staff?
begin on Bass F? Treble G? Middle C?

lntervals
Write the name ofthe key a 5th above each key that is checked.

Write the name ofthe key a 5th beloweach key that is checked.

63
j

Write the note a 5th above each note:

.-

Write the note a 5th below each note:

Mark alI the 3rds, 4ths, and 5ths.

, "I
, .,,
,,
, , I
...

I / ' I \ ,--
I
I
, "'""t"",
' I
'.....
, '\ '
,I '<...1 ...--,
Trace: <\ -+--,-
.......
I
,
I -
I '\.. ,--
I ........
I -.;;T , :
,\ ,
\, ..

Make some pieces ofyour own . . .


Begin on Treble G, Bass For Middle C and use some O

Write the names of your pieces here:

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