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Barbara Allen


Barbara Allen

Ascending and descending tonic arpeggios, descending subdominant arpeggio and syncopation.


Barbara Allen

  • Grade: Fifth
  • Origin: Old English Ballad
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: Through Composed
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ta/ ti | ti ti ta ta | ti ta/a ti | syncopation | ti ti ta/ ti ri | ti ta/a (ti) |
  • Pitches: intermediate: do re mi fa so la ti do
  • Intervals: intermediate: do/mi (M3), ascending inverted tonic arpeggio mi/so/do CM, ti\so/ti (M3), descending subdominant arpeggio do\la\fa FM, descending tonic arpeggio so\mi\do CM
  • Musical Elements: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth syncopated rhythms, ascending inverted tonic arpeggio, descending subdominant arpeggio, descending tonic arpeggio
  • Key Words: unrequited love, advanced vocabulary,
 contractions: swellin’ (swelling), Barb’ra (Barbara), dwellin’ (dwelling), walkin’ (walking), knellin’ (knelling) comin’ (coming), I’ll (I will), sayin’ (saying), ‘round (around)

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