Music March

This song is in the style of a 'Military Cadence' and is designed for walking with students to and from class, although it can just be sung in the classroom as a great song for reinforcing beat and learning a song in call and response form.

A Military Cadence is a genre of marching music designed to keep military personnel in time during physical training exercises. These songs also boost morale, efficiency and camaraderie. They are typically in call and response form.

This song is great for:

  • Walking children in a timely, focused manner to and from class.
  • Practising the beat.
  • Learning the rhythm 'tim-ka' (dotted quaver, semiquaver / dotted eighth note, sixteenth note).
  • Working with the melodic element 'low la'.
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Kodály Analysis:

Music March Theme: Music Games: Action
Partner: Form: Call & Response Song Type:
Scale: Tetratonic CSP: G - B Age: Lower Primary - Upper Primary
Tones: l low finalis d r m Rhythm: ;  
Melodic: m r d ; d m ; d l low finalis ; l low m ; l low d
Prep: , l low
Prac: , l low


Origin: Miriam McLatchey

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