Down By The Bay

This song is full of echoes!

It is great for:

  • Singing as a performance song with two groups singing their echo part in unison.
  • Teaching the rhythmic element 'tika-ti'.
  • Teaching the melodic element 'ta' (flattened ti).
  • Word improvisation.
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Kodály Analysis:

Down By The Bay Theme: Humour Games: Word Improvisation
Partner: Form: Call & Response Song Type:
Scale: CSP: C - E Age: Middle Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: s low l low ta low ti low d finalis r m Rhythm: ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: s low l low s low ; s low ti low ; s low d s low ; d ti low ta low l low ; l low d ; d ti low l low s low ; d r m ; m d ; m r d finalis
Prep: , ta low
MC: , ta low
Prac: , ta low


Origin: Traditional English Song
Source: Music For Fun; Music for Learning 3rd Edn.

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