Old Turkey Buzzard

This simple line game is also great for:

  • Preparing and practising the melodic element 'high do'.
  • Preparing and practising the rhythmic element 'tim-ka' (dotted quaver, semiquaver / dotted eighth note, sixteenth note).
  • Practising extended do penatonic scale.
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Kodály Analysis:

Old Turkey Buzzard Theme: Animals Games: Line
Partner: Form: Binary Song Type:
Scale: do Pentatonic CSP: C Age: Middle Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: d finalis r m s l d high Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: d high l s ; s d high ; d high s ; s m r d finalis
Prep: do Pentatonic, , d high
Prac: do Pentatonic, , d high


Origin: North Carolina
Source: 150 American Folk Songs to Sing Read and Play; Boosey and Hawkes

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