Number 11 in my series "Songs for the Kodaly Classroom"
ti-ti ti-ka ti- ka d r m s patterns.
As well as reinforcing the rhythm and solfa elements, I use this song to encourage solo singing. After the students know the song the teacher sings ‘”No one in the house but” students reply “Dinah, Dinah”. Then reverse the "role" having the students sing the first phrase. Then divide the students into two groups and point to which group is to sing “Dinah”. Eventually point to only one student to answer.
Worksheets and puzzle
SING & PLAY:
- song and game (song p1, instructions p3)
- pass heart stuffy around the circle to beat
- conduct - ti-ka ti-ka has one beat
- clap rhythm using tas & ti-tis - 2 lines, alternate phrases
- fill in rhythm (p4)
- Make a Song (p5) TpT
- sing words with hand signs, students imitate
- sing solfa with hand signs
- play on tone blocks - one block each
- fill in rhythm and solfa (p6)
SOLFA ON STAFF:
- write in solfa above notes on staff (p7)
- in circle, step in = 1st phrase; out = 2nd phrase
- in circle alternating, odds in, evens in
- Rhythm A A A A1 Melody A B A B1 (p8)
PUZZLE: (p9 & 10)