Show Me The Way

This African American Spiritual is great for:

  • Teaching Call and Response. The first two bars of each phrase is the 'call' and the next two bars of each phrase is the 'response'.
  • Working with syncopation - 'ti tum' and 'syncopa'.
  • Working with the rhythmic element 'ti tum'. (Quaver, dotted crotchet / eighth note, dotted quarter note.
  • Working in so pentatonic!
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Kodály Analysis:

Show Me The Way Theme: Spiritual Games:
Partner: Form: Call & Response Song Type:
Scale: Pentatonic CSP: C - D Age: Lower Secondary - Middle Secondary
Tones: s low finalis l low d r m s Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: s low l low d ; d m ; m r d l low s low finalis ; s low r ; r s ; s m ; m r d r m
Prep: Call & Response
MC: Call & Response
Prac: Call & Response,


Origin: African American Spiritual
Source: 150 American Folk Songs to Sing Read and Play

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