Blow The Wind Southerly

This English folk song is great for:

  • Teaching 6/8 time.
  • Teaching the melodic element 'low ti' (if 'fa' is already known).
  • Teaching sequence.
  • Working with tonic-dominant harmony.
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Kodály Analysis:

Blow The Wind Southerly Theme: Sea Shanty Games:
Partner: Form: Binary Song Type: 2 Part Canon
Scale: Major CSP: C - D Age: Upper Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: s low ti low d finalis r m f s Rhythm: ;  
Melodic: s f m ; f m r ; m r d ; r d ti low ; d r m f s ; s s low ; s low d finalis
Prep: ; , ti low
MC: ; , ti low
Prac: ; , ti low


Origin: English Folk Songs (Northumbria)
Source: Middle Years Music Education: Music for the Heart, Body, Spirit and Mind DVD

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