Down In The Valley

  • This is a great song for preparing and practising 9/8 time.
  • The melodic elements 'fa' and 'low ti' can be practised with this song.
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Kodály Analysis:

Down In The Valley Theme: Love Games:
Partner: Form: Binary Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: C Age: Upper Primary - Middle Secondary
Tones: s low ti low d finalis r m f s l Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: s low d ; d r m ; m d ; d m s ; s r s low ; s low ti low r ; r s ; s f m r d finalis
Prac: ; ; ; , f


Origin: Kentucky
Source: 150 American Folk Songs to Sing Read and Play. Boosey and Hawkes.

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