Pentatonic Partners


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Pentatonic Partners
By Cristi Cary Miller
56 pages
Grades 2 - 6

Songs and Activites for the Music Classroom- a collection of folksong "partners" for voice and piano based on the 5-tone pentatonic scale. Arrangements incorporate simple accompaniments for Orff instruments and vocal ostinatos. Each song activity has easy-to-follow teaching plans with movement suggestions, games and a variety of activities for each piece. Songsheets are reproducible.


  • Pentatonic Partners
  • Great Mornin' (partner songs: Sun Don't Set in the Mornin', Chatter With the Angels, Oh Won't You Sit Down)
  • Cedar Swamp (partner songs: Crawdad Hole, Sandy Land)
  • This Train (partner songs: Ezekiel Saw the Wheel, My Old Hammer)
  • Wade in the Water (partner songs: Wayfarin' Stranger, Land of the Silver Birch)
  • Charlie
  • Noah's Ark (partner song: The Old Ark)
  • Josey (partner songs: Shake That Little Foot, Little 'Liza Jane, Hurry Up Liza Jane)
  • My Horses Ain't Hungry (partner songs: Goodbye Old Paint, Pretty Saro, Yonder Mountain)
  • Heave-Ho Me Laddies (partner song: Cape Cod Chantey)


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