Pokarekare Ana

This beautiful New Zealand Maori love song is great for:

  • Teaching musical appreciation for beautiful, long, sustained notes. (We don't always have to be in a hurry!)
  • Working with keeping a steady, settled beat when singing long notes.
  • Teaching the rhythmic element 'ties'.
  • Preparing and practising the melodic element 'ti'. (In the context of ascending and descending steps.)
  • Singing and identifying melodic leaps, e.g. Perfect 4ths, Perfect 5ths, and Major 6ths.
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Kodály Analysis:

Pokarekare Ana Theme: Multicultural Games:
Partner: Form: Strophic Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: C - D Age: Upper Primary - Middle Secondary
Tones: s low l low ti low d finalis r m f Rhythm: ; ; ; ;  
Prep: , ti low
Prac: , f ti low


Origin: A Traditional Maori Love Song

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