Oh Sinner Man

This African-American Spiritual is fantastic for:

  • preparing and practising the rhythmic element 'ti-tika'.
  • practising the melodic element 'fa' in minor tonality'
  • singing in natural minor
  • singing as a partner song with 'Drunken Sailor'
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Kodály Analysis:

Oh Sinner Man Theme: Spiritual Games:
Partner: Drunken Sailor Form: Binary Song Type:
Scale: Natural Minor CSP: G - A Age: Middle Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: s low l low finalis ti low d r m f s Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: m d l low ; l low m ; r m s ; s r ; r ti low s low ; s low r ; d r f ; m r ti low l low finalis
Prac: , f


Origin: African American Spiritual
Source: My Mini Music Books by David Hooper

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