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Blow the Man Down



Tonic and dominate 7th arpeggios with dotted eighth and sixteenth note rhythms.

  • Grade: Second
  • Origin: Sea Chanty
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ti/ ri ti ti ti ti | ta/ ta/ |
    | ti/ ri ta ti | ti ti ti ta/ | ti/ ri ti ta ti ri |
  • Pitchesintermediate: do re mi fa so la
  • Intervals: advanced: do/mi/so ascending tonic arpeggio, so\mi\do descending tonic arpeggio, la\fa, fa\re, so\fa\re\ti descending dominate 7th arpeggio, ti/re/fa ascending dominate 7th arpeggio, re/la (perfect 5th)
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth, feeling duple meter in 6/8 time, pickup beat
  • Key Words: sailing songs, parts of a ship, geography, Black Ball Lines, fellows, trim, preparing, aft (rear), poop (roof of the rear cabin), tinker, tailor, sights, shoemaker, sailors, aboard; abbreviations: you’ll (you will), I’ll (I will), there’s (there is)

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