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A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea



Excellent for practicing an open ‘ee’ vowel, see “Finding the Singing Voice.”

  • Grade: First
  • Origin: American Playground Song
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABAC
  • Rhythmbeginners: | ta ta ta ti ti | ti ti ti ti ta ta |
  • Pitchesbeginners: mi so la ti do
  • Intervalsintermediate: so/do, do\so, so\mi, mi/so, ti\so, so/ti – intervals always return to the beginning pitch
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; pickup beat
  • Key Words: sailor, sea, deep, blue, bottom homonyms: sea, see; too, two

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