Blow Ye Winds

This song provides insight into the whaling trade.

Useful for:

  • practising 2/2 time.
  • teaching the rhythmic element 'tum ti'.
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Kodály Analysis:

Blow Ye Winds Theme: Sea Shanty Games:
Partner: Form: Verse & Chorus Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: C Age: Upper Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: s low l low ti low d finalis r m f s l Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: s low d ; d ti low l low s low ; d m s ; s f r m ; m d ; d r d ; s f l ; l m s ; s r ; s d finalis


Origin: American Sea Shanty
Source: Exploring Music 3; Holt, Rinehart and Winston

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