Aiken Drum (4-4)

  • Your class might like to take the crazy words of this song and make some new, silly words of their own!

  • Great for preparing and practising 'fa' and 'ti'... both these melodic elements are in the context of steps in this version of 'Aiken Drum'!

  • The rhythmic element 'tum ti' (dotted crotchet, quaver) can also be taught with this fun song!

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Kodály Analysis:

Aiken Drum (4-4) Theme: Humour Games:
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: E - G Age: Middle Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: s low l low ti low d finalis r m f s l Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: d r m ; m r d ; d l low d ; s low l low r ; m f m ; f m r d ; s low l low ti low d finalis ; f l f ; m s m d
Prep: , f ti low
Prac: , f ti low


Source: Traditional

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Aikin Drum (6-8) Your students might like to make up their own crazy words to this song in 6/8 metre!

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