The Old Chisholm Trail

  • A fantastic song for practising the melodic element 'fa'.
  • The rhythm too-oo-oo-oo (semibreve/whole note) can be taught to older beginners with this song.
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Kodály Analysis:

The Old Chisholm Trail Theme: Occupations Games:
Partner: Form: Binary Song Type:
Scale: Hexachord CSP: G - C Age: Upper Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: d finalis r m f s l Rhythm: ; ;  
Melodic: s f s ; s r d ; d s ; s r l ; l s m r d finalis ; d f l
Prac: , f


Origin: Cowboy Song
Source: The Kodály Method. Prentice Hall Inc.

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