Chicka Hanka

This catchy African American Folk Song can be used to:

  • Reinforce 'la tonality'.
  • Prepare and practise the rhythmic element 'syncopa'.
  • Teach 'Call and Response'.
  • Prepare for 2 part work.
  • The 'response' part can be used to teach 'tika' when separated from 'tika-tika'.
  • Improvise new sounds for the train.

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Kodály Analysis:

Chicka Hanka Theme: Transportation Games:
Partner: Form: Call & Response Song Type: 2 Part Harmony
Scale: Tetratonic CSP: C - A Age: Lower Primary - Upper Primary
Tones: l low finalis d r m Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: l low d l low ; l low d r ; r l low finalis ; l low r ; r d m ; m d ; l low m ; m r d l low
Prep: ;
Prac: ; , l low


Origin: African American

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