Mama Don't 'Low

  • Turn this favourite folk song into a way of learning students' names by following the instructions for the suggested game!
  • The melodic element 'ma' (flattened 'mi') can be prepared and practised with this song.
  • The rhythmic element 'tika-ti' can also be prepared and practised with this song.
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Kodály Analysis:

Mama Don't 'Low Theme: Music Games: Circle ; Word Improvisation ; Learning Names
Partner: Form: Strophic Song Type:
Scale: CSP: F - G Age: Upper Primary - Middle Secondary
Tones: s low l low ti low d finalis r ma m s Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: d m ; m d l low s low ; s low d ; d m s ; s m s ; s m d ; d ma d ; ma r d ; d ti low s low ; s low l low d finalis
Prep: , ma
Prac: , ma


Origin: American Folk Song

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Mama Don't 'Low (4-4) A catchy, rhythmic song which lends itself to word improvisation - and fun!

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