Shortnin Bread

This catchy, popular song is great for:

  • Preparing and practising the melodic element 'high do'.
  • Preparing and practising extended 'do pentatonic' scale.
  • Singing with syncopation, using the rhythms 'syn-co-pa' (quaver, crotchet, quaver / eighth note, quarter note, eighth note) and ti-tum (quaver, dotted crotchet / eighth note, dotted quarter note).
  • Singing an octave - from 'do' to 'high do'
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Kodály Analysis:

Shortnin Bread Theme: Food and Drink Games:
Partner: Form: Verse & Chorus Song Type:
Scale: do Pentatonic CSP: C Age: Upper Primary - Middle Secondary
Tones: d finalis r m s l d high Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: d high l s ; s d high ; s l s ; l m r d finalis ; d d high ; d l ; l d
Prep: do Pentatonic, ;
Prac: do Pentatonic, ;


Origin: American Plantation Song James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916) Arr. M. McLatchey

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