Grand Old Flag

This patriotic song is great for:

  • Marching.
  • Teaching the rhythmic element 'syncopa' with the first line of the song.
  • Teaching the melodic element 'di' (sharpened do) with the last line of the song.
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Kodály Analysis:

Grand Old Flag Theme: Games:
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: CSP: C Age: Upper Primary - Middle Secondary
Tones: s low l low ta low ti low d finalis di r m s Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: s m d ; d l low s low d ; r ti low d ; s low ti low ; s low l low ti low d r ; d ti low ta low l low ; l low di m ; r di r ; d r d finalis
Prep: ; , di
MC: , di
Prac: ; , di


Origin: George M. Cohan (1906) Traditional American

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