Ode To Joy (Theme)

Before playing Beethoven's 'Symphony No. 9, 4th Movement' you might like to teach your class this theme so they are very familiar with it.

This theme is great for:

  • Teaching the rhythmic element 'tum ti'.
  • Preparing and practising the melodic element 'fa'.
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Kodály Analysis:

Ode To Joy (Theme) Theme: Music Games:
Partner: Form: Ternary Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: F - A Age: Upper Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: s low d finalis r m f s Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: m f s ; s f m r d ; d r m ; r m d ; d r m f ; r s low ; s low m ; m r d finalis
Prep: , f
Prac: , f


Origin: Beethoven
Source: My Mini Music Books by David Hooper

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