Lotus Flower Song

This lovely Japanese folk song is great for:

  • Making conscious 're' pentatonic scale.
  • Working with the rhythmic element 'ti-tika'.
  • Working with the sounds of a different culture (Japanese).
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Kodály Analysis:

Lotus Flower Song Theme: Multicultural Games:
Partner: Form: Strophic Song Type:
Scale: Pentatonic CSP: F - A Age: Upper Primary - Middle Secondary
Tones: d low l low r finalis m s Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: r d low l low ; l low r ; d low r m ; m r d low l low ; d low m s ; s m r ; r d low r finalis
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Origin: Japan
Source: My Mini Music Books by David Hooper

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