Dear Old Pals

This 'feel good' song is great for:

  • Singing for Thanksgiving - or any time of year!
  • Preparing and practising the melodic element 'fi'.
  • Practising the rhythms 'syncopa' (quaver, crotchet, quaver / eighth note, quarter note, eighth note) and 'ti tum' (quaver, dotted crotchet / eighth note, dotted quarter note).
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Kodály Analysis:

Dear Old Pals Theme: Friends Games:
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: CSP: B Age: Upper Primary - Middle Secondary
Tones: fi low s low l low ti low d finalis r m f Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: m s low ; s low d ; r f ; f l low ; l low r ; r ti low ; ti low l low s low ; l low s low fi low l low ; s low m ; s low l low ti low d finalis
Prep: fi low
Prac: ; , fi low


Origin: Folk Song Arr. M. McLatchey

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