Over The River (6-8)

This lovely Thanksgiving song is great for:

  • Singing in compound time.
  • Teaching the rhythmic element 'tika' (semiquavers / sixteenth notes) in compound time.
  • This song works well for singing in modal transformation with older students.
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Kodály Analysis:

Over The River (6-8) Theme: Thanksgiving Games:
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: C - D Age: Middle Primary - Upper Secondary
Tones: d finalis r m f s l ti d high Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: s m f s ; s d high ; d high ti l s ; f m r ; r s ; d high s ; s m d ; d r m f ; f m r d finalis
Prac: Major,


Origin: Lyrics: Lydia Maria Child (1802-1880) Music: Unknown Arr: M. McLatchey
Source: The All Year Long Songbook

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Over The River A lovely song with a lilting melody that can be sung for Thanksgiving.

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