While Shepherds Watched

This traditional Christmas Carol can be used to:

  • Teach the rhythmic element 'tum ti' (dotted crotchet, quaver / dotted quarter note, eighth note).
  • Teach the melodic element 'fi' (sharpened fa).
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Kodály Analysis:

While Shepherds Watched Theme: Christmas Games:
Partner: Form: Binary Song Type:
Scale: CSP: D - F Age: Middle Primary - Middle Secondary
Tones: ti low d finalis r m f fi s l Rhythm: ; ;  
Melodic: d m ; m r d ; d f ; f m r ; r m s ; s fi s ; s m ; m l ; l s f m r d ti low ; ti low m ; d ti low d finalis
Prep: , fi
MC: , fi
Prac: , fi


Origin: Traditional Christmas Carol Arr. M. McLatchey

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