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Ain’t Gonna Study War No More




Advanced syncopation, repeated melodic patterns, an augmented fourth (A4), and practicing the descending major sixth (M6) mi/so.

  • Grade: Fifth
  • Origin: USA – African American Spiritual, circa. 1819
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: AB – verse/refrain
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ti ta ti | syncopation,
    | ti ti ta | (ti) ti ti/ ri | syncopation, | ri ti/ ta | syncopation , | ri ti/ ti ti ri | syncopation, | ta ta | ta/a_|_/ ti ti ti ri | syncopation, | ri ti/ ti ti | syncopation, | ta ti ti ri | ti ta/ | syncopation
  • Pitchesbeginners: so la ti do re mi fa
  • Intervalsintermediatemi\so (M6), la/do/mi ascending arpeggio (vi, Em)ti/mi (augmented 4th, A4), fa\do (P4), do/mi (M3), re/fa (m3)
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rest: eighth; pickup beat, ties, vocal slur, repeat sign, first and second endings, verse/refrain, syncopation, arpeggio (vi, Em), repeated melodic rhythm patternseight rest on first beat
  • Key Words: USA history, African American History, sacred, spiritual, sword, shield, study war, golden sand, long white rob, starry crown, golden shoes, Prince of Peace, shake hands, around the world; contraction: gonna (going to), ain’t (am not)

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