Autumn Comes

This pensive song about Autumn has a melancholy melody.

With reference to Harvest time, it is a handy one for Thanksgiving.

This song is great for:

  • Teaching 3/4 metre.
  • Working with the rhythmic element "ties".
  • Teaching natural minor.
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Kodály Analysis:

Autumn Comes Theme: Seasons Games:
Partner: Form: Binary Song Type:
Scale: Natural Minor CSP: C Age: Middle Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: l low finalis ti low d r m f s l Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: l low ti low d ; d m ; m f s f m ; m l ; l s f ; f d ; d r m ; r m f ; f r d ; m d ; d ti low d ; ti low d r ; r d ti low l low finalis


Origin: English Folk Song Arr. Miriam McLatchey

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