Poor Rosy

  • With melancholic lyrics, this song has a beautiful, though slightly unusual melody.
  • A great song for teaching the rhythmic element 'ti-tika'.
  • Fantastic for practising the melodic element 'ti' in a minor tonality.
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Kodály Analysis:

Poor Rosy Theme: Love Games:
Partner: Form: Binary Song Type:
Scale: Natural Minor CSP: D Age: Upper Primary - Middle Secondary
Tones: m low s low l low finalis ti low d r m s Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: s m s ; m r d ; d m ; m d ; d ti low l low ; l low d ; d m low ; m low s low m low ; m low s low l low finalis
Prac: Natural Minor,


Origin: African American
Source: 150 American Folk Songs to Sing Read and Play. Boosey and Hawkes

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