Crooked Creek (Tunes for Teaching)

By Andy Mullen 

Tunes for Teaching

This tune is an update on the folk classic, "Cripple Creek." It is in Mixolydian tonality and unusual-paired meter. I use it as an acculturation and movement activity in "five." 

The notation and challenging dance movements appear below, which are from my new book, MLT Any Music Teacher Can Du...De

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About the author Andy Mullen

Andy Mullen is a teacher, folk musician, multi-instrumentalist, recovering songwriter, and lifelong learner. He has taught all levels of students in a number of subjects, and is currently a middle school general music and choir teacher in Burlington, Massachusetts. Mr Mullen holds Masters degrees in Music Education and School Administration, as well as certification from the Gordon Institute of Music Learning (GIML) in Elementary General Level 2 and Early Childhood Music. He is the author of "The Literate Musician" and "Fifty Tunes for Teaching," the creator of The Literate Musician podcast, and the composer of the children's album, "Chucka Chucka Wawa."

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