• "Abiyoyo" is a Bantu lullaby. This peaceful song is useful for practising tied notes.
  • As "Abiyoyo" is in 3/4 time, it is also useful for later practise of 'tum-ti'. In addition, this rhythm is found amongst tied rhythms.
  • Melodically, this song is in extended do pentatonic providing opportunity to practise this scale with older students.
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Kodály Analysis:

Abiyoyo Theme: Multicultural Games:
Partner: Form: Binary Song Type:
Scale: do Pentatonic CSP: B - C Age: Middle Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: l low d finalis r m s l Rhythm: ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: l m s ; s r m ; m d finalis ; d l ; d m ; m r d l low ; l low d m
Prep: ;
Prac: ; , l low


Origin: Bantu Lullaby

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