Ninna Nanna

This beautiful, lilting Italian nursery rhyme comes with Italian and English lyrics.

It is great for:

  • Singing in, and teaching 6/8 metre.
  • Singing with a relaxed, slower beat.
  • Preparing, teaching and practising easier rhythms in 6/8. (ti-ti-ti; ta ti; tum; too)
  • Demonstrating that some songs finish on the melodic element 'high do'!
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Kodály Analysis:

Ninna Nanna Theme: Multicultural Games:
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: F Age: Early Childhood - Middle Primary
Tones: r m f s l ti d high finalis r high Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: s m s ; m d high ; d high ti l ; l f r ; r r high ; r high d high ti l s ; l s f m ; l s d high finalis

 

Origin: Traditional Italian Nursery Rhyme Translation: M. McLatchey
Source: http://bethsnotesplus.com/

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