I'm Goin' Home On A Cloud

  • This is a beautiful African American song written in Mixolydian mode.
  • A great song for teaching the melodic element 'ta' (flattened ti).
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Kodály Analysis:

I'm Goin' Home On A Cloud Theme: Spiritual Games:
Partner: Form: Binary Song Type:
Scale: Mixolydian CSP: G Age: Middle Secondary - Upper Secondary
Tones: d finalis r m s l ta d high Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: s l d high ; d high l s ; l d ; d m s l ta ; ta l s ; s m r d finalis
Prep: Mixolydian, ta
MC: Mixolydian, ta
Prac: Mixolydian, ta


Origin: African American
Source: 150 American Folk Songs to Sing, Read and Play. Boosey and Hawkes.

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