Dear Companion

This mournful song uses 'la pentactonic' and sounds much like a natural minor scale.

It is great for:

  • Working in 'la tonality'.
  • Pitching intervals in 'la tonality'.
  • Working in 3/2 metre.
  • Working with the melodic element 'low so' in minor tonality.
  • Singing in a limited range (useful for singers who aren't very confident and boys whose voices are breaking).
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Kodály Analysis:

Dear Companion Theme: Love Games:
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: la Pentatonic CSP: D - G Age: Lower Secondary - Middle Secondary
Tones: s low l low finalis d r m Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: l low d m ; m r d ; d m d ; m d l low ; l low r ; r l low ; l low m ; m r m ; d s low ; s low l low finalis
Prep: s low
Prac: s low


Origin: Kentucky, America
Source: 150 American Folk Songs; To Sing, Read and Play

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