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A Telephone Message


A Telephone Message

Changing time: from 2/4 to 3/4 to 2/4, with a descending tonic arpeggio and a descending subdominant 7th arpeggio.


A Telephone Message

  • Grade: Third
  • Origin: USA – Horatio Parker, George Reiter Brill
    “Progressive Music Series Book One” – 1914
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 2/4 – 3/4
  • Form: ABC
  • Rhythm: advanced: 2/4 | ti ti ti ti | ti ti ta | ta ta |
 3/4 | ti/ ri ta ti ti | ta ta ti ti | ta/a/a |
  • Pitches: intermediate: do re mi fa so la ti do re
  • Intervals: advanced: do\la (m3), so\mi/so (m3), 
 so/do\so (P4), ti\so (M3), descending tonic arpeggio 
 (do\so\mi\do), do/fa (P4), descending subdominant with 7th arpeggio, Fm7 (do\la\fa\mi)
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth, dotted eighth, sixteenth; changing time signatures/meter, dotted rhythm, descending tonic arpeggio and sub- dominant seventh arpeggio
  • Key Words: Christmas, holiday music, Santa Claus (Santy), North Pole, ringing telephone sound, stockings, coasting, gun, drum, sled, baby doll

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