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Death of the Robin



Introducing the sixth pitch, la/6, as minor’s home while practicing whole, half, quarter and eighth notes.

  • GradeThird (3)
  • Origin: Appalachian Folk Song
  •  Key: D minor
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: Rhythm: AABC – Pitches: ABCD
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta/a ta ti ti | ta/a ta/a | ta/a/a/a | ta ti ti ti ti ti ti | ti ti ti ti ti ti ti ti | ta ti ti ta ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate: la do re mi la
  • Intervals: intermediate: mi\la (P5), la/la ascending submediant octave skip, la\mi (P4), mi\do (M3), la/do (m3)
  • Musical Elements: notes: whole, half, quarter, eighth; rests: none; running eighth notes, minor tonality, ascending octave skip on the 6th pitch (la)
  • Key Words: geography: United States: Appalachian Mountains, lessons on dying and death, funeral, planning a funeral: death, die, grave, preacher, clergy, spade, hoe, chain; song, harp, animals: sparrow, fly, crow, cane, lark; contraction: fun’rel (funeral)

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