Hickety pickety bumblebee,
Can you sing your name for me?
(Student) My name is “—-”
(Class echo) Your name is “—-”

I have seen this as “Hickety Tickety Bumblebee,” but I prefer “pickety” because it is less of a tongue twister for me. This song is very useful for younger grades like Preschool, K and 1st. The students get used to singing their names regularly, and I can do matching pitch performance assessments very easily. I vary the key I sing it in (keeping the tessitura between middle C and high C), because some young singers have more success in some keys than others. So, assess them more than once.

Recorder Notes E,G,A,C,D’ (or E,G,A if they only play line 2)


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