Down By The Water

This Canon is useful for:

  • singing in 3 parts
  • practising 6/8 time
  • teaching the rhythmic element 'tim-ka-ti'
  • practising the melodic elements 'fa' and 'ti'
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Kodály Analysis:

Down By The Water Theme: Animals Games:
Partner: Form: Strophic Song Type: 3 Part Canon
Scale: Major CSP: E - F Age: Upper Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: l low ti low d finalis r m f s l Rhythm: ;  
Melodic: d r m f ; f m r ; m f s l ; l s f s ; s d ; d l low ; l low d ti low d finalis
Prep: Major, , f ti low
MC: Major
Prac: Major, , f ti low


Source: Favourite Rounds and Canons; The Australian Boys’ Choral Institute

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