Bim Bum

This Clapping Song is great for:

  • Using as a brain break (clapping games help improve concentration!)
  • Co-ordination
  • Teaching the rhythmic element tika-ti (2 semiquavers, quaver / 2 sixteenth notes, quaver).
  • Practising the melodic element 'fa'.
  • Singing an octave interval (from do to high do).
  • Try singing in rhythm names or solfa with the actions for an increased challenge!

Further teaching suggestions available on the download.

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Kodály Analysis:

Bim Bum Theme: Humour Games: Action ; Clapping
Partner: Form: Binary Song Type:
Scale: CSP: C Age: Upper Primary - Upper Secondary
Tones: d finalis r m f s l d high Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: d s ; s d ; l s f l ; s m f s ; s f m ; f m r ; m s ; m d finalis ; d d high ; d high s
Prep: , f
Prac: , f


Origin: American Folk Song

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