Apples and Bananas

  • Have a riotous time singing through the silly ways of pronouncing 'apples' and 'bananas'!

  • Because there are six short and funny verses, this song is fantastic for practising beat in cut common time!

  • Children also have the opportunity to feel and experience syncopation before they even know what syncopation is all about!

  • Can be used to prepare and practise the rhythmic element 'tim-ka'.

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Kodály Analysis:

Apples and Bananas Theme: Food and Drink Games:
Partner: Form: Binary Song Type:
Scale: Pentachord CSP: F - B Age: Lower Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: ti low d finalis r m f Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: m r d finalis ; d m ; r m f ; f m r ; r d ti low ; ti low r ; d r m
Prep: , f ti low


Origin: Traditional
Source: Cities! Busy Places - Friendly Faces Kindermusik; Imagine That!

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