Simple Simon

Simple Simon

This English nursery rhyme is great for:

  • Working with simple rhythms in 4/4 metre.
  • Preparing the melodic element 'fa'.
  • Preparing dotted minims and semibreves.

Teaching suggestion: because the rhythms are so simple, try doing simple partner clapping games or body ostinati with this song!

Kodály Analysis:
Simple Simon Theme: Nursery Rhymes Games:
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: Hexachord CSP: E - G Age: Early Childhood - Lower Primary
Tones: d finalis r m f s l Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: m s ; f l ; l m ; l r ; s f s ; l s f m r d finalis ; d l
Prep: ; , f

Origin: English Nursery Rhyme

Simple Simon

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