Train Is A-Coming

  • This is a useful song for practising the extended 'do pentatonic' scale.
  • The melodic elements 'high do', 'low la' and 'low so', are all in this song.
  • This song works well with modal transformation.
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Kodály Analysis:

Train Is A-Coming Theme: Transportation Games:
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: do Pentatonic CSP: D Age: Middle Primary - Middle Secondary
Tones: s low l low d finalis r m s l d high Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: d r d ; m d ; l low d finalis ; d s ; s l s d high ; d high l s m ; m s ; l m ; m r d ; d s low
Prep: d high l low s low
Prac: , d high l low s low


Origin: Spiritual

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