Go Tell It On The Mountain (Version 2)

This well known African American Spiritual is great for:

  • Teaching the rhythmic element 'treola' (or 'tri-pl-et') where the triplet is made of 'tas' (i.e. 3 'tas' in the time of 2 'tas'.
  • Preparing and practising the melodic elements 'low so' and 'low la'.
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Kodály Analysis:

Go Tell It On The Mountain (Version 2) Theme: Spiritual Games:
Partner: Form: Verse & Chorus Song Type:
Scale: do Pentatonic CSP: G - A Age: Upper Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: s low l low d finalis r m s l Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: m r d l low s low ; s low d ; d m s l ; l s m ; d r m ; m r d finalis ; s m d ; s low m
Prep: Verse & Chorus, , l low s low
MC: Verse & Chorus,
Prac: Verse & Chorus, do Pentatonic, , l low s low


Origin: African American Spiritual
Source: The Sing Book 1999

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Go Tell It On The Mountain (Version 1) A well known African American Spiritual with a little bit of syncopation.

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