This African song is great for:

  • Working in mixed metre, it moves from 4/4 to 5/4 back to 4/4.
  • Teaching 5/4.
  • Preparing and practising the melodic element 'low la'.
  • Preparing and practising the rhythmic element 'tum ti' (dotted crotchet, quaver / dotted quarter note, eighth note).
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Kodály Analysis:

Ayo Theme: Multicultural Games:
Partner: Form: Strophic Song Type:
Scale: do Pentatonic CSP: G - B Age: Upper Primary - Upper Secondary
Tones: l low d finalis r m s l Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: m s l ; l s m ; s d ; d m ; m r d ; d l low d finalis
Prep: , l low
Prac: , l low


Origin: Africa
Source: waldorfschoolsongs.com

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