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Down By the Bay



Repeated rest on the first beat, natural 7th (te), and a sharped second (ri) offer several new insights to music’s language.

  • Grade: Third
  • Origin: USA – Traditional Folk Song
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/2 – (counted in 4/4)
  • Form: through composed
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta/a ta/a | ta/a/a/a | (ta) ti ti ti ti ti ti | (ta) ta ta ta | (ta) ta ti ti ta | (ta/a) (ta) ti ti | ti ti ti ti ta/a | ta ti ti ta/a | ta ta/a ta | ta ta ta ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate: so la te ti do re ri mi – natural 7th (te), sharped second (ri)
  • Intervals: intermediate: so/do, do\so, so/ti, ti\so, mi\ri/mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: whole, half, quarter, eighth; rests: half, quarter; pickup beat, repeat signs, multiple fermatas, first and second endings, natural, sharp, natural 7th (te), sharped second (ri)
  • Key Words: camp song, playground song, game song, improvisational song, bay, watermelons, grow, home, mother, goose, moose, whale, polka-dot tail, fly, wearing, tie, bear, combing, hair, llamas, eating, pajamas, rhyme, silly; contraction: couldn’t (could not) song’s (song has)

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