I've Got A Car


This is one of my all-time favourite songs for engaging middle to upper students.

It's great for:

  • Inner hearing.
  • Checking how well students have internalised a steady beat - do they get faster in the sections where words have been taken out?
  • Checking if your students can internalise pitch - do they sing in tune when they come in after sections where words have been taken out?
  • Singing in pentatonic scale.
  • Teaching the melodic element 're'.
Kodály Analysis:
I've Got A Car Theme: Humour Games: Action
Partner: Form: Binary Song Type:
Scale: Pentatonic CSP: E - G Age: Upper Primary - Middle Secondary
Tones: d finalis r m s l Rhythm: ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: m s l l m ; m s m ; m r d finalis ; m d m
Prep: , r
MC: r
Prac: r

Origin: Composer Unknown

I've Got A Car

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