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!)
Loading preview...

Audio Player

Kodály Analysis:

Down By The Banks Theme: Animals Games: Circle
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

 

Origin:
Source:

You might also be interested in...

Buy A Penny Ginger This fun singing game can be used to prepare the melodic element 'ti'.
more...
Dum Dum Diddle To use as a choir warm-up/focus, stand in a circle and to keep the beat, tap own shoulders twice, tap...
more...

Return to Browse all songs | Search for specific songs