Rabbit and Possum

This fun and fabulous game is useful for:

  • Preparing and practising the melodic element 'fa'.
  • Teaching the rhythmic element 'tim-ka' (dotted quaver, semiquaver / dotted eighth note, sixteenth note).
  • Figuring out what type of 6th interval there is in the song. (The last line has a descending minor 6th.)
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Kodály Analysis:

Rabbit and Possum Theme: Animals Games: Circle
Partner: Form: Binary Song Type:
Scale: Hexachord CSP: C - D Age: Middle Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: d finalis r m f s l d high Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: d m s l ; l f ; f m r d ; d s ; s d high ; d high m ; m f m ; d r d finalis
Prep: , f
Prac: , f


Origin: African American Singing Game
Source: https://mrsstouffersmusicroom.com/

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