Pretty Little Baby

This African American Spiritual is great for:

  • Singing in syncopation.
  • Teaching the rhythmic element 'ti tum' (quaver, dotted crotchet / eighth note, dotted quarter note).
  • Singing in la pentatony.
  • Working with the melodic elements 'low la' and 'low so'.
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Kodály Analysis:

Pretty Little Baby Theme: Christmas Games:
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: la Pentatonic CSP: D - F Age: Upper Primary - Middle Secondary
Tones: s low l low finalis d r m Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: l low d l low ; d r m ; m r d l low finalis ; d l low s low ; l low s low l low ; l low m
Prep: , l low s low
Prac: , l low s low


Origin: African American Spiritual
Source: The Sing Book 1996

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