This song is great for:

  • Working with mixed metre (from 2/4 to 3/4).
  • Working with the melodic element 'ta' (flattened 'ti').
  • The first section can be used to work with the rhythm 'tika-tika' (semiquavers / sixteenth notes).
  • The second section can be used to work with the rhythm 'tika-ti' (semiquavers, quaver / sixteenth notes, eighth note).
  • Singing and octave (from 'low so' to 'so').

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Kodály Analysis:

Groundhog Theme: Animals Games:
Partner: Form: Strophic Song Type:
Scale: CSP: D - F Age: Upper Primary - Middle Secondary
Tones: s low ta low ti low d finalis r m f s Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: d ta low d ; d s low ; s low s ; s f s ; s r ; m d ; r ti low d ; d ti low s low ; s low ti low d finalis
Prep: ti low
Prac: ti low


Origin: American Folk Song

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