Knock the Cymbals
Number 6 in my series “Songs for the Kodaly Classroom”
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This dance is a favourite with my students and often performed at my concerts. If played with a large number of children, having hula hoops to hang onto accommodates right and left hand star verses. Students love the last verse but must end with clapping Hello Suzie Gal!.
Students stand with partners in pairs as for a square dance. Establish who is a partner and who is a corner. Verse 1: clap to the beat. Verses 2-6: follow directions of song.
Verse 2: Bow to your partner, do oh do (clap, clap, clap) Hello Suzie Gal (clap, clap, clap). Verse 3: Bow to your corner, clap, clap, clap. Verse 4: Right hand star (right hands on top of one another, walk in circle to beat. Verse 5: Left hand star. Verse 6: All to the centre do oh do (all join hands, move to centre and back to the phrases) end clapping Hello Suzie Gal.
Work sheets and song puzzle.
p1 words and song on staff
p2 lesson guide
p3 instructions and logo
p4 fill in rhythm worksheet
p5 fill in rhythm and solfa worksheet
p6 fill in solfa on staff worksheet
p7 quiz sheet
p8 variations and other ways
p9, 10 Song Puzzle