This lovely 4 part canon from Liberia can be used for:

  • Singing in 4 parts!
  • Practising ties and/or the rhythmic element ti-tum.
  • Preparing and practising the melodic element 'fa'.
  • Teaching melodic sequence.

The words are beseeching a little girl not to cry.

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Kodály Analysis:

Banuwa Theme: Multicultural Games:
Partner: Form: Song Type: 4 or more Part Canon
Scale: Hexachord CSP: E Age: Upper Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: d finalis r m f s l d high Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: m f m ; m r d finalis ; d m ; d s ; s l s ; s f m ; m s ; m d high ; d high l s ; s d high ; d high m
Prep: ; , f
Prac: ; , f


Origin: Liberia
Source: My Mini Music Books by David Hooper

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