• Ask students if anyone knows the name of the main instrument in Old Joe Clark (listen to an excerpt to prompt memory). (Fiddle)
  • Ask students if they can identify the instrument in this music Joe Clark's Dream (listen to an excerpt) (Mandolin)
  • Ask students if they know which bluegrass instrument is playing in Pretty Polly (listen to an excerpt) (banjo)
  • Match sounds with pictures or actual instruments if you have them.


In discussion, look for student identification of instrumental music for dancing, dulcimer or autoharp for singing, and singing game for inside playing or times without instruments available.

Look for all students participating in singing game, and dance movements.