I's The B'y

Once the song is known, the dance moves are easy to learn in this lilting dance in 6/8 time.

This song is great for:

  • Preparing and practising 6/8 time.
  • Working with tonic-dominant accompaniments.
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Kodály Analysis:

I's The B'y Theme: Sea Games: Double Circle
Partner: Form: Binary Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: A - B Age: Middle Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: s low ti low d finalis r m f s Rhythm: ; ;  
Melodic: m r ; r ti low s low ; s low m ; m f s ; s m ; s low ti low r ; ti low d finalis ; d m


Origin: Canadian Folk Song
Source: Kodály Method 1

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