I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

Jennifer Linn

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8th Notes

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Rhythm

Notes whose lengths are equal to one-eighth the value of a whole note or half the value of a quarter note.

Accidentals

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Intervals

Sharps, flats and naturals that do not appear in a key signature.

C Major Five Finger Scale

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Scales

A simple scale that contains the first five notes of the C Major scale.

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Accompaniment Patterns

A type of accompaniment pattern where only one note is played at a time, usually within a single five finger scale and with simple rhythms.

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Title

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

Year

2009

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

37

Lyrics

Yes

Holiday

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Teaching Tips

Highlight the Contrast in Articulation,

Sing the Words,

Study the Contour of the Melody,

Work on Expressive Phrasing