HOT AND COLD CROSS BUNS

English Folk Song

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RHYTHM WARMUP:

Clap, sing, or play along with the rhythm cards!

Slow 

Fast

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LISTENING:

Watch and listen to this video of "Hot Cross Buns" by Super Simple Songs!

Can you hear the rhythm?

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CONNECTING:

WHAT ARE HOT CROSS BUNS?

Hot cross buns are a popular food originally from England

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They are called hot because they are baked in the oven, and cross because they are topped with icing in a cross shape. If you leave them out, they will become cold cross buns, but they will still taste great!

Listening Collection:

"Hot Cross Buns"

Listening Collection:

"Cold Cross Buns"

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SONG ANALYSIS

Think, track the notes with your pointer finger, and sing along with the following recordings!

What does the rhythm sound like?

(COLD)

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(HOT)

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What does the melody sound like?

(COLD)

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(HOT)

Which fingers play this song?

(COLD)

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(HOT)

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What are the lyrics of the song?

(COLD)

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(HOT)

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What is similar and/or different about these two songs?

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PRACTICING:

Play along using the keyboard image with the video, or download your own keyboard card:

USE A CURVED HAND POSITION WITH THE THUMB ON MIDDLE C