Twelve Days of Christmas (Toys)

  • "The Twelve Days of Christmas" is a humorous song for Christmas.
  • This is a new version with "my true friend" giving twelve different types of toys!
  • Illustrations are available so you can sing this as a "singing story".
  • With repeated use of the melodic element "fi" (sharpened "fa") in a recurring melodic sequence ("la - fi - so") this song is useful for preparing and practising "fi".
  • To test breath control you can challenge your students to try to sing the twelfth day through to the first day
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Kodály Analysis:

Twelve Days of Christmas (Toys) Theme: Christmas Games:
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: A - C Age: Early Childhood - Upper Secondary
Tones: s low l low ti low d finalis r m f fi s l Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: s low d ; d ti low d ; d r m f ; f r m ; m f s l ; l f ; m d ; d s low ; m s ; s r m f ; s l fi s ; s f m r d ; d f ; f l low d ; r d ti low l low s low ; s low m ; m d r d finalis
Prep: , fi
Prac: ; , fi


Source: Miriam McLatchey

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