The Crocodile

This catchy song is great for:

  • Practising the Major scale.
  • Finishing on 'high do'.
  • Teaching the rhythmic element 'syncopa' (quaver, crotchet, quaver / eighth note, quarter note, eighth note).
  • Promoting gross and fine motor movements with the actions.
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Kodály Analysis:

The Crocodile Theme: Animals Games: Action
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: G Age: Early Childhood - Upper Primary
Tones: d r m f s l ti d high finalis Rhythm: ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: s d high ; d high l s ; s m f s ; s m r s ; s l ti s ; s d ; d m s l ; l ti d high d high ti l d high ; d high ti d high finalis
Prac: Major,


Origin: Folk Song
Source: arr. M. McLatchey

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