This Japanese folk song has a beautiful, haunting melody.

This song works well for:

  • Practising the rhythmic element 'too'.
  • Practising the intonation of large intervals including:

    • minor 7ths
    • perfect 5ths
    • augmented 4ths
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Kodály Analysis:

Sakura Theme: Multicultural Games:
Partner: Form: Strophic Song Type:
Scale: CSP: E Age: Upper Primary - Middle Secondary
Tones: ti low d m finalis f l ti d high Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: l ti d high ; d high ti l ; l f ; m d ; d m ; m f m ; m d ti low ; ti low l ; ti m ; f ti ; ti l f m finalis


Origin: Japan
Source: My Mini Music Books by David Hooper

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