Down By The Banks

  • This song is a favourite with children all over the world. Many different versions are known. Words for 2 popular versions are included.
  • Suggested circle game instructions are also included.
  • The game provides terrific beat practise opportunity. (Even older students need to practise keeping a strong, steady beat that doesn't slow down or speed up!)
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Kodály Analysis:

Down By The Banks Theme: Animals Games: Circle ; Clapping
Partner: Form: Binary Song Type:
Scale: CSP: C Age: Lower Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: d finalis m f s si l ta d high Rhythm: ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: d m f s ; s d ; s d high ; d high ta l si s ; s m d finalis
Prep: , si ta



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