Fly Little Swallow

This is a gentle song. You could have a student or even your whole class gently 'soaring' around the room while you sing this song.

The song is a little 'unusual to the ear' because it starts on 're' and finishes on 'do'.

This song works well for:

  • Teaching the rhythmic element 'too-oo-oo' (dotted minim / dotted half note).
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Kodály Analysis:

Fly Little Swallow Theme: Animals Games:
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: Pentachord CSP: C - F Age: Lower Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: ti low d finalis r m f s Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: r d ; d r m ; m d ; f m f s ; s m ; m r d ti low d ; d r d finalis


Origin: Josquin Des Pres (1450-1521)

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