Hard Times Come Again No More (C Major)

This beautiful, poignant song can be used for benefit concerts or to sing when a community is coming together in times of hardship.

It is useful for:

  • Teaching the melodic element 'fi'.
  • Preparing and practising the rhythmic element 'tim-ka'.
  • Preparing and practising Ternary form (AABA)
  • Working with 7th chords - the suggested chords include 7ths and Major 7ths.
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Kodály Analysis:

Hard Times Come Again No More (C Major) Theme: Games:
Partner: Form: Ternary Song Type:
Scale: CSP: B - E Age: Lower Secondary - Upper Secondary
Tones: d finalis r m f fi s l d high Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: d r m ; m s m ; s m r d ; m l m ; m d ; d r d finalis ; d m ; m f s ; s fi s ; s l s ; s d high ; d high s l
Prep: , fi
MC: fi
Prac: , fi


Origin: Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864) Arr. M. McLatchey

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Hard Times Come Again No More A poignant, thought-provoking song.

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