Cumberland Gap (do=C)

This Appalachian Folk Song is FANTASTIC for working with the notes low la, do, mi, so and la! It can be used to:

  • Teach the melodic element 'low la' if teaching by itself rather than in combination with 'low so'.
  • Teach the rhythmic element 'too' to older beginners.
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Kodály Analysis:

Cumberland Gap (do=C) Theme: American Games:
Partner: Form: Binary Song Type:
Scale: Tetratonic CSP: E - G Age: Middle Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: l low d finalis m s l Rhythm: ; ;  
Melodic: d m s l ; s m d l low ; l low d finalis
Prep: , l low
MC: , l low
Prac: , l low


Origin: Appalachian Folk Song
Source: The Kodály Context (Lois Choksy)

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Cumberland Gap (do=G) An Appalachian Folk song in do pentatonic scale (including low so).

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