Old King Cole (harmonic minor)

This English nursery rhyme is great for:

  • Familiarising young children with the sound of harmonic minor tonality.
  • Preparing longer notes (dotted minim, semibreve).
  • Singing melodic sequences (bar 5 and 6).
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Old King Cole (harmonic minor) Theme: Nursery Rhymes Games:
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: Harmonic Minor CSP: B Age: Early Childhood - Lower Primary
Tones: m low si low l low finalis ti low d r m f Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: m low d ; d ti low l low si low ; si low m low ; m low si low ; l low ti low d r m ; d r m f ; f m r ; m r d ; r d ti low ; l low si low l low finalis
Prep: ;


Origin: English Nursery Rhyme
Source: http://www.bethsnotesplus.com

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Old King Cole (do pentachord) An old English nursery rhyme.

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