Sweet Water

by Teresa Jennings

This light, folk-style round is based on the whole tone scale. (Discuss this scale with your students. Relate it to the "black keys on the piano.")

If you use the P/A cassette, you will hear that the song begins with the sounds of birds and gently flowing water. The sounds continue for the duration of the song, lending a serene quality and setting the tone for the singing.

Again, the guitar can be focused on easily. Two acoustic guitars in octaves and a mandolin are used for the continuing treble line. The only other instrument used is the piano, but you might want to consider adding autoharp to the blend.

Text is taken from Music K-8 magazine.