Black Snake

Black Snake is a simple, fun singing game! You can use it for:

  • Fun!
  • Walking on the beat.
  • Teaching the rhythmic element 'syncopa' (quaver, crotchet, quaver / eighth note, quarter note, eighth note).
  • Teaching pentatonic scale (d-r-m-s-l).
  • Teaching the melodic element 're'.
  • Working with syllables (see teaching suggestions below the song).
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Kodály Analysis:

Black Snake Theme: Animals Games: Circle
Partner: Form: Binary Song Type:
Scale: do Pentatonic CSP: C - E Age: Lower Primary - Upper Primary
Tones: d finalis r m s l Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: d l ; l s m r d ; r s ; s m r d finalis
Prep: , r
MC: r
Prac: , r


Origin: Folk Song

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