Constellation Complication

  • This funny tongue-twister is great for preparing and practising the rhythmic element 'tika-tika'.
  • With a range of 5 notes, this song can work well with boys who are not confident singers.
  • A great song for practising the melodic element 'fa'.
  • Try this song as a choir warm-up to get students really working their tongues and lips to sing the lyrics clearly!
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Kodály Analysis:

Constellation Complication Theme: Outer Space Games:
Partner: Form: Strophic Song Type:
Scale: Pentachord CSP: C - F Age: Middle Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: d finalis r m f s Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: d r d ; d m ; m d ; d s ; s d ; d f ; f d ; m f s ; s r d finalis
Prep: , f
Prac: , f


Source: M. McLatchey

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