Ding Dong Diggi Diggi Dong

The made-up sounds in this song add vocal-percussive interest!

This four part canon is great for:

  • singing in four-part harmony
  • teaching the rhythmic element 'tika-tika'
  • preparing and practising the melodic element 'high do'
  • making up new words!
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Kodály Analysis:

Ding Dong Diggi Diggi Dong Theme: Animals Games:
Partner: Form: Irregular Song Type: 4 or more Part Canon
Scale: do Pentatonic CSP: C Age: Middle Primary - Upper Primary
Tones: d finalis r m s l d high Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: d high s l s ; m r m ; m d ; d s ; s d high ; m r m d finalis
Prep: , d high
MC:
Prac: , d high

 

Origin: Traditional
Source: My Mini Music Books by David Hooper

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