Marine's Hymn

You may like to analyse with your students what makes this song resound with strength and pride!

This patriotic American song is useful for:

  • Singing loud and confidently!
  • Teaching melisma (there is a melisma in bar 2 of each phrase!)
  • Practising (and preparing) the Major scale.
  • Singing the tonic arpeggio - dmsd'.
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Kodály Analysis:

Marine's Hymn Theme: American Games:
Partner: Form: Ternary Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: C Age: Upper Primary - Middle Secondary
Tones: d finalis r m f s l ti d high Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: d m s d high ; d high s ; m f s ; f r d finalis ; d d high ; d high ti l ; l f l ; s l s ; l d high ; d high s ; s d
Prep: Ternary, Major
Prac: Ternary, Major, , ti


Origin: American
Source: Wee Sing America

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