Known And New Number 1 - Recognise - Dictate - Compose

This worksheet practises a range of skills using the song "Ding Dong Diggi Diggi Dong" and the rhyme "Alligator March".

Questions 1 and 2 - students will clap the first two lines of a known, but unidentified song and figure out the name of the song. They will then complete the rhythm of the song. How they complete it will depend on how confident your students are and how well they know the song. They could independently finish the song, or it could be treated like a dictation and the teacher or a confident student could clap the remaining lines one at a time. Having written the remaining rhythm, students then analyse the form.

Question 3 - students compose their own rhythm, choosing first their form and then using that form to create a rhythm using ta, ti-ti, sa and tika-tika. (Crotchet, quavers, crotchet rest and semiquavers / quarter note, eighth notes, quarter note rest and sixteenth notes.)

Question 4 - working with a partner - students take turns dictating each others rhythm, analysing the form and reflecting on something they like about their partner's composition.

N.B. The analysis of the RHYTHM only. If you were to analyse the rhythm with the melody, the formal analysis may change.

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Kodály Analysis:

Known And New Number 1 - Recognise - Dictate - Compose Theme: Games:
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: CSP: Age: Middle Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: Rhythm: ; ; ;  


Origin: M. McLatchey

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Ding Dong Diggi Diggi Dong Kids love this rhythmic four part canon!
Alligator March A fun rhyme and chasing game - great for working with tika-tika

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