Get Into the Game

This song is great for a wide range of ages!

For younger students this song can be used to:

  • Improvise new actions and words.
  • Prepare 3/4 time.

For older students this song can be used to:

  • Teach the melodic element 'fa' (the first half of the song).
  • Teach the melodic element 'ta' (flattened ti).
  • Practise anacrusis in 3/4 time.
  • Practise the rhythmic element 'tum ti' in 3/4 time.
  • Improvise 2 beats of rhythm each time there are 2 beats of rest.
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Kodály Analysis:

Get Into the Game Theme: Improvisation Games: Action ; Improvisation
Partner: Form: Ternary Song Type:
Scale: Mixolydian CSP: G Age: Early Childhood - Upper Secondary
Tones: d finalis r m f s l d high ta high Rhythm: ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: s l s ; s f m r d finalis ; d s ; s d high ; d high s ; s l ta high l
Prep: Mixolydian, f ta high
MC: Mixolydian, f ta high
Prac: Mixolydian, , f ta high


Origin: Traditional
Source: The All-Year-Long Songbook

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