America (My Country 'Tis Of Thee)

This patriotic American song is great for:

  • Teaching 3/4 metre.
  • Working with melodic sequence (s-f-m-f; f-m-r-m).
  • Preparing and practising the melodic element 'fa' (with the second half of the song).
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Kodály Analysis:

America (My Country 'Tis Of Thee) Theme: Games:
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: D - E Age: Upper Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: ti low d finalis r m f s l Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: d ti low d ; d r m f ; m r d finalis ; d r d ; d s ; s f m f ; f m r m ; d m f s ; l f m
Prep: , f
Prac: , f


Origin: Traditional American Words by Samuel Francis Smith

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