Poor Old Howard

  • This is a fantastic song for rhythmic improvisation!
  • A great song for practising the 'la' pentatonic scale.
  • You can require students to include any chosen 'focus rhythm' in their improvised rhythm. This enables you to practise any rhythm you like!
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Kodály Analysis:

Poor Old Howard Theme: Improvisation Games: Circle ; Improvisation
Partner: Form: Strophic Song Type:
Scale: la Pentatonic CSP: G - A Age: Middle Primary - Middle Secondary
Tones: l low finalis d r m s l Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: m s l ; l m d ; d r d ; m d l low d ; r d l low ; l low r ; m r l low finalis
Prep: la Pentatonic
Prac: la Pentatonic



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