My Little Rooster and Other Folk Songs, Singing Games and Play Parties Vol. 1 By Jill Trinka Book and CD 34 pages Grades K - 6
A collection of folk music, games and activities to develop rhythmic, melodic, vocal, motor, social and improvisational skills. Includes information on the notation of the songs and suggested grade levels. Each song gives the origin, lyrics and melody line (most are in stick notation; 6 songs show standard notation), and formation and actions (when appropriate). De Colores is in Spanish, with a rough translation given.
The included CD features Jill singing, sometimes with accompaniment on dulcimer, autoharp, guitar or banjo.
Directions for all games and play parties
Both simple and more advanced directions
Song history and comparative source information
Suggestions for use in music curricula
Music reading examples based on the folk songs
Complete indices of subject matter, instrumentation, song type-grade level, meter and time signatures, tone set, melodic elements and patterns, and rhythmic elements and patterns