The Echo Song

  • Use this fun improvisation song to concentrate on any melodic or rhythmic element you are focussing on with your classes!
  • After singing '1 2 3 4 5' the teacher or a selected student can replace the '5 4 3 2 1' with their own improvised melody and/or rhythm and the class can be the echo. You can instruct students which notes/ rhythms they are to use.
  • This song can be used to teach the melodic element 'fa'.
  • The rhythmic element 'tim-ka' can be prepared and practised with this song.
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Kodály Analysis:

The Echo Song Theme: Improvisation Games: Improvisation
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: Hexachord CSP: C - F Age: Middle Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: d finalis r m f s l Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: d r d ; d r m s ; s m d ; r m r ; r m s l ; s l s ; s d ; d s ; d r m f s ; s f m r d ; l d finalis
Prep: , f
MC: f
Prac: , f


Source: M. McLatchey

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