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Garrett Martin

Song Evaluation Criteria


Basic Data:
Title
Intended
Grade
Source
Meter
Mode/Key
Length (mm)
Range
Tessitura

Little Bird, Little Bird


2-3
American Folk Songs for Children by Ruth Crawford
Seeger
Simple duple, simple triple
D Major
27mm
D4 B4
D4 A4

Text Considerations:
Too baby-ish?
No
Too grown-up? No
Interesting to
Yes birds and candy!
children?
Contains
No
offensive
language?
Foreign
No
language? If
so, can I
pronounce?
Stylistic Considerations:
Can I sing in
Yes. American folk song natural style.
this style
appropriately?
Good for What?
Tonal phrases
for focused
work?
Rhythmic
phrases for
focused work?
Text
connections to
other
cultures/subjec
ts?

Major thirds.
Simple rhythm, just quarters and eighths. Switches
between duple and triple meters. Good for an
introduction to different meters.
Birds!

Garrett Martin