The Animal Fair (Version 1)

This fun, lilting, up-beat song is great for:

  • Preparing and practising the melodic element 'ti'.
  • Singing in 6/8 metre.
  • Learning ties in 6/8 metre.
  • Learning the grouping of rests in compound time.
  • working with decrescendo - add a decrescendo at the end as keep singing 'the monk' until fade into silence!

In addition, this version is wonderful for learning the power of silence! The rests at the end can be used for building a little bit of suspense in a performance - or just in class!

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Kodály Analysis:

The Animal Fair (Version 1) Theme: Animals Games:
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: E Age: Early Childhood - Upper Primary
Tones: d finalis r m s l ti d high Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: m s l ; l m s ; l ti l ; ti l s ; s l ti d high ; d high l s m d ; m d finalis
Prep: ti
MC: ti
Prac: ti


Origin: American Folk Song
Source: The All-Year-Long Songbook

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The Animal Fair (Version 2) Have fun singing octaves with this humourous song!

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