This song is great for:

  • teaching 'fa'
  • teaching 'tum-ti'
  • teaching ternary form
  • practising the octave interval from 'so' to 'low so' and back to 'so'.

Older students can do modal transformation to the harmonic minor scale. Other modes work well too.

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Kodály Analysis:

Alouette Theme: Multicultural Games:
Partner: Form: Ternary Song Type:
Scale: Hexachord CSP: F - G Age: Middle Primary - Upper Secondary
Tones: s low d finalis r m f s l Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: d r m ; m r d ; m d finalis ; d s low d ; d m s ; l s f m r d ; d s ; s s low s ; s f m r d
Prep: Ternary, , f s low
MC: Ternary, , f
Prac: Ternary, ; , f s low


Origin: French Children's Song

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