Down By The Riverside

With this well known African American Spiritual you can:

  • Study history!
  • Practise singing 'swung' music.
  • Work with the chromatic notes 'di' (sharpened 'do') and 'ri' (sharpened 're').
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Kodály Analysis:

Down By The Riverside Theme: Spiritual Games:
Partner: Form: Verse & Chorus Song Type:
Scale: CSP: A - B Age: Middle Secondary - Upper Secondary
Tones: s low l low ti low d finalis di r ri m f s Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: m ri m ; m s low ; s low l low d ; d r m f ; r di r ; r d ti low ; d m ; r f m ; f s f ; f m r d finalis
Prep: di ri
MC: di ri
Prac: di ri


Origin: African American Spiritual
Source: Get America Singing... Again!

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