Ducks In The Millpond

This is a simple and fun circle singing game.

This song can be used to:

  • Prepare and practise the melodic elements 'low la' and 'low so'.
  • Teach the rhythmic element 'syncopa' (quaver, crotchet quaver / eighth note, quarter note, eighth note).
  • Work in pentatony (low so, low la, do, re, mi).
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Kodály Analysis:

Ducks In The Millpond Theme: Animals Games: Circle
Partner: Form: Binary Song Type:
Scale: do Pentatonic CSP: F - A Age: Lower Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: s low l low d finalis r m Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: d l low s low ; s low d ; s low l low d ; d r d finalis ; d m ; m r d l low ; d s low ; s low m
Prep: , l low s low
Prac: , l low s low


Origin: American Folk Song
Source: Game by M. McLatchey

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