Whistle Daughter Whistle

This song excerpt is fantastic for:

  • teaching the melodic element 'fa'
  • teaching the rhythmic element 'syncopa'

Please note: this is an excerpt from the full song. The lyrics of the rest of the song are not really appropriate for classroom use!

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Kodály Analysis:

Whistle Daughter Whistle Theme: Family Games:
Partner: Form: Question & Answer Song Type:
Scale: Pentachord CSP: E - B Age: Upper Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: d finalis r m f s Rhythm: ; ;  
Melodic: m d ; d r m s ; s f m r d finalis
Prep: , f
MC: , f
Prac: , f


Origin: English

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