Father Grumble

  • A funny song that can be used to prepare and practise compound time.
  • The melodic element 'fa' can be practised with this song.
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Kodály Analysis:

Father Grumble Theme: Humour Games:
Partner: Form: Binary Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: C - D Age: Middle Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: s low l low d finalis r m f s Rhythm: ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: s low d s low ; s low l low s low ; d r m ; m r d finalis ; d s low l low s low ; d m ; d m s ; s m f ; f r m ; d s m r ; r s low
Prac: ; ; , f


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

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