There's A Little Wheel

This beautiful Appalachian Folk Song can be used for:

  • beautiful unison singing for the classroom or choir.
  • singing in extended do pentatonic scale (includes low la and high do)
  • Teaching 'tika' in isolation from 'tika-tika'.
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Kodály Analysis:

There's A Little Wheel Theme: Love Games:
Partner: Form: Strophic Song Type:
Scale: do Pentatonic CSP: C - D Age: Upper Primary - Middle Secondary
Tones: l low d finalis r m s l d high Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: d r m s l ; l d ; m d ; m r d l low ; l low d finalis ; d s ; l s d high ; d high d ; r s ; s d


Origin: Appalachian Folk Song

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