This cheerful song makes a great opening song for a concert, as a bus or camp song.

It is also useful for:

  • Singing to foster happiness in your classroom!
  • Working with the rhythmic element 'tum ti' (dotted crotchet, quaver / dotted quarter note, eighth note).
  • Later practise of the melodic elements 'low la' and 'low so'.
  • Singing octaves - The song moves from 'low so' to 'so' several times in a row.
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Kodály Analysis:

Sing-a-Ling-a-Ling Theme: Music Games:
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: Pentatonic CSP: C Age: Lower Primary - Upper Primary
Tones: s low l low d finalis r m s Rhythm: ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: s low d ; d m s ; s m r ; m r d ; d l low s low ; d s ; s s low s ; r s ; s m d finalis
Prac: , l low s low


Origin: American Folk Song Arr. M. McLatchey

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