Bought Me a Cat

  • Can improvise different animals and noises according to what units you might be doing.
  • A great song for teaching the melodic element 're'.
  • A useful song for teaching the rhythmic element 'tum ti'.
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Kodály Analysis:

Bought Me a Cat Theme: Animals Games: Word Improvisation
Partner: Form: Irregular Song Type:
Scale: Tetratonic CSP: C - G Age: Lower Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: d finalis r m s Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: d m d ; d m s ; s m r d ; s d ; d r m r d finalis
Prep: , r
MC: , r
Prac: , r


Source: 150 Rounds American Folk Songs to Sing Read and Play

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