Three Blue Pigeons

This simple song is great for:

  • Adding and substracting!
  • Teaching the rhythmic element 'ka-tim'. (The only other rhythms in the song are 'ta', 'sa' and 'ti-ti'.)
  • Teaching the Major Scale.
  • Alternating between singing and speaking voices. (Also useful for students who haven't 'found' their singing voice yet!)
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Kodály Analysis:

Three Blue Pigeons Theme: Counting Games: Action
Partner: Form: Strophic Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: C Age: Early Childhood - Lower Secondary
Tones: d finalis r m f s l ti d high Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: m r d ; s f m ; d high s ; ti l s f m r d finalis
Prep: Major, , f
MC: , f
Prac: Major, , f ti


Origin: Folk Song

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