Michael Row The Boat Ashore

  • With its catchy melody, this song is a great way to prepare and practise the do pentatonic scale.
  • The melodic element 're' is in the context of steps in this song, making it a helpful song for teaching 're'.
  • The rhythmic element 'ti tum' can be prepared and practised with this song.
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Kodály Analysis:

Michael Row The Boat Ashore Theme: Spiritual Games:
Partner: Form: Binary Song Type:
Scale: do Pentatonic CSP: C - E Age: Lower Primary - Upper Primary
Tones: d finalis r m s l Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: d m s ; m s l ; s m r ; d r m r d finalis
Prep: do Pentatonic, , r
Prac: do Pentatonic, ; , r


Origin: Spiritual
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