Frere Jacques (2-4)

The song is great for:

  • teaching the rhythmic element 'tika-tika'.
  • singing in 4 part canon.
  • preparing and practising the melodic element 'fa'.
  • using the melody to improvise or compose new words!

The English version of this song is 'Are You Sleeping'.

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Kodály Analysis:

Frere Jacques (2-4) Theme: Multicultural Games:
Partner: Form: Strophic Song Type: 4 or more Part Canon
Scale: Major CSP: F Age: Middle Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: s low d finalis r m f s l Rhythm: ; ;  
Melodic: d r m ; m d ; m f s ; l s f m ; d s low d finalis
Prep: 4 or more Part Canon, , f
MC: 4 or more Part Canon,
Prac: 4 or more Part Canon, , f

 

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