Grandma Grunts (4/4)

This version of this amusing song can be used to:

  • Teach the melodic elements 'do', 're' and 'mi' to older beginners.
  • Teach the rhythmic elements 'ta', 'ti-ti' and 'sa' to older beginners.
  • Contrast with 'Grandma Grunts' (in 2/4) as a comparison of rhythmic augmentation/diminution.

This version has a different ending where you get to do some whistling!

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Kodály Analysis:

Grandma Grunts (4/4) Theme: Family Games:
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: Tritonic CSP: D - G Age: Upper Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: d finalis r m Rhythm: ; ;  
Melodic: d m ; m d ; m r d finalis ; d r m
Prep: r
Prac: , r


Source: The Kodály Method. Prentice Hall Inc.

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Grandma Grunts Good for rhythmic augmentation

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