Mexican Woodpecker (3/4)

 
Mexican Woodpecker (3/4)
 

This catchy, funny song is great for:

  • Working with rests in 3/4 metre.
  • Practising the melodic element 'low ti'.
  • Improvising with body ostinati in triple metre.

For a challenge, come up with body osintati that are 4 or 8 beats long - when singing in triple metre this is a great way to challenge the brain!

Kodály Analysis:
Mexican Woodpecker (3/4) Theme: Animals Games:
Partner: Form: Binary Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: D Age: Upper Primary - Middle Secondary
Tones: s low l low ti low d finalis r m f Rhythm: ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: s low d finalis ; d r m ; m r d l low s low ; d ti low l low ti low d ; d s low d ; s low m ; m r d ti low l low s low ; r d ti low ; l low ti low d ; ti low f ; f m r d
Prep: ti low
Prac: ; , ti low

 
Origin: Traditional
Source:

Mexican Woodpecker (3/4)

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