The Old Gray Cat

Crawling and being able to control your body to stay still are both fantastic activities for children's brains and emotional health. The game with this song includes both!

The song can be used to:

  • Prepare and practise 6/8 metre.
  • Prepare and practise the melodic element 'ti'.
  • Prepare and practise the rhythms 'ta ti' (crotchet, quaver / quarter note, eighth note) in compound time.
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Kodály Analysis:

The Old Gray Cat Theme: Animals Games: Action
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: CSP: D - F Age: Early Childhood - Middle Primary
Tones: s low l low ti low d finalis m Rhythm: ; ;  
Melodic: s low d s low ; d m d ; s low ti low s low ; s low l low ti low d finalis
Prep: ; , ti low
Prac: ; , ti low


Origin: Song: Traditional Game: M. McLatchey

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