Hold My Mule

  • This is a terrific song for preparing and practising the melodic elements 'low la' and 'low so'.
  • The rhythmic element 'too' can also be taught with this song.
  • This song finishes 'l-s-m-r-d' making it a great song for teaching the 'do pentatonic' scale.
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Kodály Analysis:

Hold My Mule Theme: Dance Games:
Partner: Form: Binary Song Type:
Scale: do Pentatonic CSP: C - D Age: Middle Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: s low l low d finalis r m s l Rhythm: ;  
Melodic: s low l low d r m ; r m s ; s d ; r d l low s low ; s low d ; l s m r d finalis
Prep: do Pentatonic, , l low s low
MC: do Pentatonic,
Prac: do Pentatonic, , l low s low


Origin: African American

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