C-Line Woman

  • 'C-Line Woman' is a simple African American song written in the la pentatonic scale.
  • With 'low so' only sung once, this is a useful song for discovering this melodic element in a song in minor tonality.
  • You could have two groups of students singing this song, with the 2nd group only singing the 'cela' phrase. This would reinforce the 'do'-'low la' and 'low so'-'low la' intervals.
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Kodály Analysis:

C-Line Woman Theme: Food and Drink Games:
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: la Pentatonic CSP: A - D Age: Middle Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: s low l low finalis d r m Rhythm: ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: m r l low ; l low d ; d m ; d l low ; l low d l low ; l low s low l low finalis
Prep: la Pentatonic
Prac: la Pentatonic


Origin: African American

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