This catchy song is great for:

  • Teaching the rhythmic element 'ka-tim'.
  • Preparing and practising the melodic element 'ti'.
  • Improvising actions.
  • For a challenge, the student who is 'Puncinella' can clap a four beat ostinato in verse 2 and the class can repeat it in verse 3!
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Kodály Analysis:

Puncinella Theme: Improvisation Games: Improvisation
Partner: Form: Binary Song Type:
Scale: Tetrachord CSP: D - F Age: Middle Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: s low l low ti low d finalis Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: s low d finalis ; d s low ; s low l low s low ; s low l low ti low ; ti low s low


Origin: Traditional Singing Game

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