The Ash Grove

This beautiful Welsh Folk song can be used:

  • As a beautiful, gentle legato choir piece.
  • To teach the melodic element 'fi'.
  • To teach melodic sequence.
  • To teach ternary form (AABA with 8 bar phrases).
  • To teach 3/4 metre.
  • To discover and identify a rising minor 6th and a falling octave interval.
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Kodály Analysis:

The Ash Grove Theme: Love Games:
Partner: Form: Ternary Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: C - D Age: Upper Primary - Middle Secondary
Tones: f low s low l low ti low d finalis r m f fi s Rhythm: ; ;  
Melodic: s low d ; d m s ; m d ; r f ; f m r d ti low ; ti low s low ; m r d ti low l low ; l low f low ; f low l low ; d ti low d finalis ; s f m r ; r f ; f m r d ; m r d ti low ; ti low s ; s fi s ; s s low
Prep: fi
MC: fi
Prac: fi


Origin: Welsh Folk Song Translation: Oliphant, 19th Century

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