There's A Hole In The Bottom Of The Sea

This cumulative English Folk Song is SO MUCH FUN!!

Use it to:

  • Teach the melodic element 'ti'. (There is no 'fa' in this song.)
  • Prepare and practise the rhythmic element 'tim-ka'.
  • Teach the rhythmic element 'tie'.
  • Improvise new verses, e.g. 'There's a path in the school...'
  • Keep a tonic-dominant accompaniment on tuned percussion.
  • Teach melodic sequence.
  • Practise singing the ascending and descending tonic triad.
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Kodály Analysis:

There's A Hole In The Bottom Of The Sea Theme: Humour Games:
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: C Age: Middle Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: s low l low ti low d finalis r m s Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: s low d ; d ti low d r ; s low r ; r d r m ; d m s ; s m d s low ; s low l low ti low d finalis
Prep: ;
Prac: ;


Origin: English Folk Song

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