Cripple Creek

This song can be used to:

  • Prepare and practise the melodic element 'fa'.
  • Teach the rhythmic element 'too' to older beginners.
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Kodály Analysis:

Cripple Creek Theme: Games:
Partner: Form: Binary Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: C Age: Middle Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: d finalis r m f s l d high Rhythm: ; ;  
Melodic: d high l s ; f l s ; s d high ; d high l s m r d finalis
Prep: , f
Prac: , f


Origin: American Folk Song
Source: 150 American Folk Songs to Sing Read and Play. Boosey and Hawkes.

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