Swallow (The)

  • A terrific song for teaching mixed metre (the song alternates between 2/4 and 3/4.
  • Fantastic for practising conducting!
  • 'Low so' can be prepared and practised with this song.
  • Use this song for advanced practise for the rhythmic element 'ti-tika'.
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Kodály Analysis:

Swallow (The) Theme: Animals Games: Circle
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: Tetratonic CSP: F - A Age: Middle Primary - Middle Secondary
Tones: s low d finalis r m Rhythm: ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: d s low d ; d r m ; m r d finalis
Prac: , s low


Origin: African American
Source: 150 Rounds American Folk Songs to Sing Read and Play Booskey & Hawkes

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