One Cold And Frosty Morning

This lively American Folk Song is great for:

  • Teaching melodic sequence (at the end of lines 2, 3, and 4 - part of this musical sequence that repeats is also at the end of line 1)
  • Working with an octave - last line of the song, from 'do' to 'high do'.
  • preparing the rhythmic element 'ka-tim'
  • working with the melodic element 'low ti'- in the first line of the song, in the context: do - low ti - do - re.

Teaching idea: split the class into 4 groups with each group singing one line of the song to reinforce the melodic sequences and then all sing the last line together!

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Kodály Analysis:

One Cold And Frosty Morning Theme: Animals Games:
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: C Age: Upper Primary - Middle Secondary
Tones: ti low d finalis r m f s l d high Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: d ti low d r ; r m r d r m ; m f m r m f ; f s f m f s ; s d ; d d high ; d high l s m d ; d r m r d finalis


Origin: American Folk Song
Source: arr. M. McLatchey

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