You Wanna Cookie?

Year of composition
Steven Griffin
Easy (Grades 1-3)
3 minutes
Classroom materials
Large mixed ensemble
Instrumental parts
Not available

I wrote this little piece for my 4th year pupils who are a good bunch of kids but who enjoy a lot of "banter" when they should be composing etc. They came up with the phrase "You wanna cookie?", saying it in disgust at anyone who got an answer correct or said something bordering on intelligent. I chose to write some suitably sarky words whcih are based on SQA musical "concepts" for Intermediate 2 Music. The form is AABA, there’s room for improvisation, there’s a cheesy key change and its packed full of teaching points. What more could you ask for? We performed it in class just before Christmas and they enjoyed it. At least, they said they did!

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