The Springtime It Brings On The Shearing

  • With historical context and terms from the song explained, this resource gives students an understanding of what the life of a shearer and an itinerant labourer was like during the early settlement years in Australia.
  • A great song for practising 3/4 time.
  • The melodic elements 'fa' and 'ti' can be practised with this song.
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Kodály Analysis:

The Springtime It Brings On The Shearing Theme: Australian Games:
Partner: Form: Verse & Chorus Song Type:
Scale: Hexachord CSP: A - C Age: Middle Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: ti low d finalis r m f s Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: s f m ; f r ti low ; ti low d finalis ; d r m ; r m f ; f r m ; m f s ; s m f ; s f r d
Prac: , f ti low


Origin: Australian Folk Song

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