The Maryborough Miner

  • An historic context and definition of words is included in this download to give students a fascinating insight into the life of a miner in the days of the Australian gold rush.
  • The Maryborough Miner has a melancholic, lilting melody, well suited to the lyrics.
  • The melodic element 'ta' (flattened 7th) can be prepared and practised with this song.
  • Compound rhythms can also be practised with this song.
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Kodály Analysis:

The Maryborough Miner Theme: Australian Games:
Partner: Form: Ternary Song Type:
Scale: CSP: A Age: Upper Primary - Middle Secondary
Tones: s low l low ta low ti low d finalis r m f s l ta Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: s m f r ; d ti low s low ; s low l low ta low s low ; s low d finalis ; d s low ; d m s ; s l ta ; ta l s ; r ta ; s s low
Prep: ta ta low
Prac: , ta ta low


Origin: Australian Folk Song

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