Bonjour Mes Amis

  • A lovely song to being and/or end a lesson.

  • The only words in this song are 'hello my friends'! This makes it very easy to adapt to any language! (The download is in French and English.)

  • Substitute the word 'goodbye' for 'hello' to make it a farewell song.

  • Also useful for:

    • preparing and practising the rhythmic element 'too-oo-oo' (dotted minim).
    • preparing and practising the melodic element 'fa'.
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Kodály Analysis:

Bonjour Mes Amis Theme: Greeting/Farewell Games:
Partner: Form: Strophic Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: B - C Age: Early Childhood - Lower Secondary
Tones: s low d finalis r m f s l Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: s low d ; d m d ; s low m ; m s m ; m d ; d s ; l f ; f s m ; s f m r d finalis
Prep: ; , f
Prac: ; , f

 

Origin: French Folk Song
Source: Cities! Busy Places - Friendly Faces Kindermusik; Imagine That!

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