Old King Cole (do pentachord)

This old English nursery rhyme is:

  • In do pentachord.
  • Great for preparing dotted minim (dotted half note, too-oo-oo).
  • Great for preparing semibreve (whole note, too-oo-oo-oo).
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Kodály Analysis:

Old King Cole (do pentachord) Theme: Nursery Rhymes Games:
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: Pentachord CSP: C - F Age: Early Childhood - Lower Primary
Tones: s low d finalis r m f s Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: d r d finalis ; d r m f ; m f s ; s d ; d s low
Prep: ; , f


Origin: English Nursery Rhyme

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