Cotton Needs A-Picking

  • A useful song to prepare and practise the rhythm 'ti-tum'.
  • Also useful for preparing and practising the melodic elements 'low la' and 'low so'.
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Kodály Analysis:

Cotton Needs A-Picking Theme: Occupations Games:
Partner: Form: Verse & Chorus Song Type:
Scale: do Pentatonic CSP: F Age: Middle Primary - Upper Primary
Tones: s low l low d finalis r m s Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: s low l low d l low ; d m r d ; d l low s low ; d m s ; s m r d ; r d l low d finalis
Prep: , l low s low
Prac: , l low s low


Origin: Southern Folk Song
Source: Just Five

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