Debka Hora

  • A fantastic song for teaching the rhythm 'ti-tika'.
  • Great for practising the melodic element 'ti' in a minor tonality.
  • Try making up simple steps to make this into a dance.
  • Kids love repeating the song faster each time!
  • As an extra challenge, have your students sing SOFTER as they get FASTER.
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Kodály Analysis:

Debka Hora Theme: Multicultural Games: Dance
Partner: Form: Binary Song Type:
Scale: Pentachord CSP: G - C Age: Middle Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: l low finalis ti low d r m Rhythm: ; ;  
Melodic: m d r ; d r m ; m r d ti low l low ; l low ti low d r ; r l low ; d ti low l low finalis
Prep: , ti low
Prac: , ti low


Origin: Israeli Folk Dance
Source: Just Five Plus Two

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