Walk Along John

 
Walk Along John
 

This easy little game is great for:

  • Learning names! (Substitute 'boys' for each new leader's name.)
  • Teaching the rhythmic element 'sa'.
  • Practising the beat - making sure children keep the beat during the rest!
  • Teaching the melodic element 'low la'.
Kodály Analysis:
Walk Along John Theme: Exercise Games: Circle ; Line ; Learning Names
Partner: Form: Strophic Song Type:
Scale: Pentatonic CSP: B - C Age: Early Childhood - Middle Primary
Tones: l low d finalis r m s l Rhythm: ;  
Melodic: s l m ; m s ; l m d ; d r d ; d l low d finalis
Prep: , l
MC: , l
Prac: , l

 
Origin: American Folk Song
Source: Music for Fun; Music for Learning 3rd edn

Walk Along John

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