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Bluebird, Bluebird




Diminution of a melody is the opposite of augmentation.

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  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Texas Folk Song, US
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 2/2 (counted in 4/4)
  • Form: ABab – (diminution of AB)
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ta ta ta ta | ta/a ti ti ti ti |
    | ta/a ta (ta) | ti ti ti ti ta ta |
  • Pitchesintermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La Do
  • Intervalsintermediate: So\Mi, Mi/So, Fa\Re, Re/Fa, Mi/Do, Do\La, Mi\Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; rests: quarter; vocal slur, diminution (melody is presented in shorter note values than were previously used)
  • Key Words: blue, bird, window, through, shoulder, tired

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