That’s a Mighty Pretty Motion


Lyrics

That’s a mighty pretty motion, Dee di dee,
That’s a mighty pretty motion, Dee di dee,
That’s a mighty pretty motion, Dee di dee,
Rise sugar rise.

That’s a mighty poor motion, Dee di dee,
That’s a mighty poor motion, Dee di dee,
That’s a mighty poor motion, Dee di dee,
Rise sugar rise.


Recorder notes G,A,B,D’


Game

Formation: Students stand in a circle with one student (“It”) standing in the middle.

As students sing, “It” makes motions / dance steps (to the steady beat) while other students either clap the steady beat or copy It’s motions. On the last phrase, “Rise sugar rise,” It chooses another student to become the new It.

For verse 2, the new It can do silly motions while students sing, “That’s a mighty poor motion.”

Or, you can continue to sing the first verse again.


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Extras for Plus Members

  • Printable & Digital Rhythm Visuals

  • Song with chords in 2 keys, Lesson ideas for Rhythm (eighth note / dotted quarter note pattern & dotted eighth / sixteenth note pattern, Melody (so-mi / recorder notes D’-B with glockenspiel ostinato), Form (call & response: recorder notes G,B, Student copies (Recorder Notes G,A,B,D’), Orff arrangement (PDF)
  • MIDI file
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