Baby Bumble Bee

  • This song works really well for preparing and teaching music expression.

For example:

  1. Loud and soft - sing softly (piano) and say the words loudly (forte)
  2. Accents - 2nd verse: say the word and do the action for 'squishing' in an accented, more forceful manner.
  3. Legato - 3rd verse: 'wipe' off the bumble be with smooth movements.
  • With it's simple rhythms, this song is also great for practising beat!
  • Fantastic for teaching the rhythmic element 'too'.
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Kodály Analysis:

Baby Bumble Bee Theme: Minibeasts Games: Action
Partner: Form: Question & Answer Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: C - E Age: Early Childhood - Lower Primary
Tones: s low l low ti low d finalis r m Rhythm: ; ;  
Melodic: s low d finalis ; d m ; m r d ; d l low s low ; r ti low l low
Prep: , ti low
Prac: , ti low


Origin: Traditional

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