White Swans

This beautiful four part canon can be used to:

  • teach 9/8 time
  • teach Major scale
  • practise the melodic elements fa and ti
  • practise intonation of falling intervals
  • practise modal transformation (older students)
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Kodály Analysis:

White Swans Theme: Animals Games:
Partner: Form: Strophic Song Type: 4 or more Part Canon
Scale: Major CSP: C Age: Upper Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: d finalis r m f s l ti d high Rhythm: ; ;  
Melodic: d d high ; d high ti l s ; l s f m ; f m r d finalis
Prep: Major, ; ; , f ti
MC: Major
Prac: Major, ; ; , f ti


Source: Favourite Rounds and Canons The Australian Boys’ Choral Institute

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