Bound For South Australia

This traditional Australian Folk Song can be used to:

  • Teach heritage.
  • Teach the rhythmic element 'tum ti' (dotted crotchet, quaver)
  • Teach the melodic element 'fa'. (There is one 'fa' and it's between 'mi' and 'so'.)
  • Practise an octave leap ('do' to 'high do').
  • Practise penatonic scales in the context of the song. (drms; smrd and lsmrd)
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Kodály Analysis:

Bound For South Australia Theme: Australian Games:
Partner: Form: Call & Response Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: E - G Age: Middle Primary - Middle Secondary
Tones: d finalis r m f s l d high m high Rhythm: ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: s m ; m s d high ; d high l s ; l s m r d finalis ; d r m s ; d d high ; d high m high d high ; s d high ; d high m ; m f s
Prep: , f
MC: , f
Prac: , f


Origin: Australian Folk Song
Source: MyMiniMusicBooks by David Hooper

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Bound For South Australia (Cut Common Time) An Australian Folk Song that can be used to teach 'tum ti' and 'high re'.

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