Oh We Can Play On The Big Bass Drum

This catchy song is great for:

  • Teaching instruments and their sounds.
  • Improvising new instruments and sounds.
  • You might like to have a small group of children sing an ostinato with the sound of the instrument!
  • Practising beat (as you make the instrument noises on the beat).
  • Early preparation for the melodic element 'fi'.
  • Early preparation for the rhythmic element 'tim-ka'.
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Kodály Analysis:

Oh We Can Play On The Big Bass Drum Theme: Music Games: Word Improvisation
Partner: Form: Strophic Song Type:
Scale: CSP: C - D Age: Early Childhood - Lower Primary
Tones: d finalis r m f fi s l ti d high Rhythm: ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: d m s ; s fi l s ; s m d ; d d high ; d high ti l s ; r s ; s d high s ; s f m r d finalis
Prep: , fi


Origin: Traditional

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