The Water Is Wide (G Major)

This folk song of Scottish origin has a beautiful, haunting melody.

It is great for:

  • Teaching and practising 'ties'.
  • Teaching the melodic element 'low ti'.
  • Breath control for choirs! (This song has lovely, long, legato phrases.)
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Kodály Analysis:

The Water Is Wide (G Major) Theme: Love Games:
Partner: Form: Strophic Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: C - D Age: Middle Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: s low l low ti low d finalis r m f s Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: s low d ; d r m ; m r d ; d l low s low ; d ti low d ; m f m ; d r m f s ; s f m r s low l low d finalis


Origin: Scottish Arr. M. McLatchey

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