These 6 analysed songs include 2 traditional songs and 3 original Halloween songs and 1 rhyme.
GHOSTS ARE FLYING THROUGH THE NIGHT (Singing Game)
Children will love this fun guessing game as they take turns being the 'Ghost Buster' and the ghosts.
• This song works well for Halloween.
• A great song for practising the rhythmic elements 'ta' and 'ti-ti'.
• This song is in a minor tonality.
GHOST OF TOM
• This is a very versatile 4 part traditional canon with a Halloween theme.
• This song can be sung with rhythmic augmentation (double the length of every rhythm) or diminution (half the length of every rhythm).
• Written in a natural minor scale, this song has a melancholic sound with humorous lyrics!
• Useful for practising the rhythmic element 'too' or for teaching this element to older beginners.
• "Halloween" is a fun song to sing in an harmonic minor scale.
• As "si" (the raised seventh) is approached by step, this song can be used to teach this melodic element.
• With repeated use of "tim-ka" and "ka-tim" this is a great song for practising these elements as well as teaching "ka-tim".
THE LITTLE MOUSE GHOST
• This simple rhyme can be used to teach the rhythmic element 'tika-ti'.
• This is a great rhyme for Halloween!
• You might like to choose students to keep the beat on different percussion instruments while saying the rhyme.
THERE WAS AN OLD WITCH
• "There Was An Old Witch" is a great song to sing if you are celebrating "Halloween".
• This song can be used to prepare or practise minor tonality.
• The rhythm 'tum ti' can be prepared or practised with this song.
• Try singing this song quickly and having students run on the beat as a practise activity for beat for young students.
TRICK OR TREAT – KEEP THE BEAT
• "Trick or Treat - Keep the Beat" is a song comprising one rhythmic and two melodic ostinati.
• One of the melodic ostinati is based on "so" and "la". The other ostinati is written in do pentatonic.
• Rhythms in this song are easy. The song can be used to prepare or practise the rhythm tika-tika.
• The song can be used to teach rhythmic and melodic ostinati.