Yankee Doodle

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Two Eighth Notes

We hose this student favorite to introduce eight notes for a practical reason. When you play and count “1 and 2 and”, you will notice that the counts match the finger numbers for most of the song. This can be helpful while students learn this new rhythm.

We find that introducing eighth notes by first counting “two-eighths two-eighths”, before teaching “1 and 2 and” very successful.

We loved including the explanation of the word “macaroni”, which appears in the lyrics. While we think it is worth knowing, it is probably the image of pasta that students remember most!

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