Sharped subdominant (Fi, F#) and dominate (Si, G#),
and a mediant octave skip (Mi/Mi) in A minor.
- Grade: Fifth
- Origin: England – Sea Chantey*
- Key: A minor (pitched in C Major)
- Time: 3/4
- Form: phrases: AaBC – song: AA – verse/chorus
- Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ta ta | ta/a ti/ ri | syncopation, | ta/a ta | ti ti ta ti/ ri | syncopation
- Pitches: advanced: Mi Fi Si La Ti Do Re Mi – raised/sharp subdominant (Fi), raised/sharp dominate (Si) functions as the leading tone for the parallel major (A Major)
- Intervals: advanced: Mi/La (P4), La\Si/La (m2),
Si\Mi (M3), La/Re (P4), Ti/Mi (P4), Mi\La (P5), Ti\Si(M3), Si\Fi (M2), Fi\Mi (M2), Mi/Mi8 ascending mediate octave skip
- Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; pickup beat, sharp subdominant (Fi, F#), sharp dominate (Si, G#), tempo: allegretto/moderately fast (98-109 BPM); note: melody moves between A minor and its parallel major, A Major
- Key Words: world geography: Spain, England, Downs, Dodman, Rame Head, Plymouth, Start, Portland, Wight, Beachy, Fairlight, Dover (Dungeness), South Foreland, Ushant, Scilly; French word: adieu (long goodbye); ladies, received, Old England, short-time, rant, roar, British sailors, salt sea, strike surrounding, English Channel, sea leagues, hove (past of heave), ship, deep soundings, fathoms, squared the main yard, bore up; contractions: we’ll (we will), ’twas (it was); abbreviation: sou’west (southwest)
- Recorder: advanced: introducing F# and G#, played in a minor tonality
*Describing a voyage from Spain to the Downs.
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