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Ants Go Marching, The



Advanced syncopation in 6/8, raised/natural 4th (fi), and a sharp 5th (si) in a minor tonality.

  • Grade: Second
  • Origin: Traditional Folk Song (variation on “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”)
  • Key: G minor
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythmadvanced: | ta ti ta ti | syncopation, | ta/_a ti | syncopation, | ta/ (ti) (ti) ti | syncopation, | ti ti ti ta ti | ta ti ti ti ti | ta/ ta/ | ta/ (ti) ti ti |
  • Pitches: advanced: mi fi so si la ti do re mi
  • Intervals: advanced: la\mi/la, so\mi/so, mi8\do/mi8, re\ti, do\la, mi/fi, si/la
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: eighth; pickup beat, syncopation, minor tonality (tonal center is the 6th/la of the major scale), multiple endings, repeat signs, natural 4th (fi), sharp 5th (si)
  • Key Words: animal science, ants, marching, hurrah, thumb, shoe, climb, dive, gather, count, roller skate

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