Frere Jacques (Composition)

By working with the melody of 'Frere Jacques', this worksheet gives structure to the following aspects of writing a composition:

  • writing lyrics
  • adding rhythms
  • writing the composition on the staff.

Without actually writing a melody in this worksheet, students are developing knowledge and skills towards composing with this step-by-step, 5 page worksheet.

You might like to print this worksheet back-to-back. There are five pages plus a sixth page with extra staff lines if needed.

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Kodály Analysis:

Frere Jacques (Composition) Theme: Multicultural Games:
Partner: Form: Strophic Song Type:
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 ; s m ; l s f m d ; d s low d finalis
Prac: , f



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Frere Jacques The English version of this song is 'Are You Sleeping'

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