- Students sit or kneel in a circle
on the floor, each with a wooden stick or block in front of him/her. On the
first beat of each measure, the object is banged on the floor near the neighbor
on the right and on the next beat, passed on. This pattern continues until
the words "triki, triki, tron"; sticks are held and knocked on the ground
to the right and left, then passed on the word "tron."
- Students clap the rhythm of the
song moving their hands at the same time to show the melodic contour.
- Students use body signs while
singing the song. Knees = low so; Waist = do; Shoulders = re; Head = mi.
- Students speak the rhythm names
of the song while keeping a steady beat.
- Students sing the rhythm names
or solfege syllables as they are playing the game from Basic Activities #1.
Source: Yurchenko, Henrietta.
Latin-American Children's Game Songs. Asch Records #AHS 751 (recorded in Puerto
Rico & Mexico)
Spanish nonsense words