My Good Old Man

This song can be used for:

  • practising 'la pentatonic' scale
  • preparing and practising the rhythmic element 'syncopa'
  • halloween - if you sing the fourth verse
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Kodály Analysis:

My Good Old Man Theme: Love Games:
Partner: Form: Strophic Song Type:
Scale: la Pentatonic CSP: C Age: Upper Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: l low finalis d r m s l Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: l low d m ; m d l low ; l low m ; m s l ; l m ; s r m ; m l low ; m r d l low finalis
Prep: la Pentatonic,
Prac: la Pentatonic, ;


Source: Sound Thinking: Developing Musical Literacy; Boosey and Hawkes

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