The Rafters Ring

  • This simple canon is fantastic for using to introduce older students to 4 part canons.
  • The rhythmic element 'too' can be taught to older beginners with this song.
  • The melodic elements 'fa' and 'ti' each occur once in this song and are in the context of steps.
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Kodály Analysis:

The Rafters Ring Theme: Music Games:
Partner: Form: Strophic Song Type: 4 or more Part Canon
Scale: Major CSP: B - D Age: Upper Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: s low ti low d finalis r m f s l Rhythm: ; ;  
Melodic: s low d m ; m r d ; d s ; s l s ; s f m ; m d ; d ti low d finalis
Prep: , f ti low
Prac: , f ti low


Origin: 18th Century Round

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