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Go, Mississippi


Go, Mississippi

State song of Mississippi, ascending tonic arpeggio (EbM) with descending and ascending leading tone arpeggios (Dm).




Go, Mississippi

  • Grade: Fourth
  • Origin: USA – William Houston Davis (1914-1987)
  • Key: E flat Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: phrases: AABCDE – Song: ABA
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ta ta ta | ta ta ta/ ti |
 | ta ta ta/a | ta/a ta/ ti | ta ta/a ta | ta/a/a |
  • Pitches: beginners: ti do re mi fa so la
  • Intervals: intermediate: descending and ascending tonic arpeggio so\mi\do – do/mi/so EbM (I), descending and ascending Dm (vii) fa\re\ti – ti/re/fa
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rests: quarter; dotted rhythms, repeated phrases, repeat signs rap: “you get to these two dots, go to those two dots, you get to these two dots, go back to those two dots.”; multiple endings, tied notes
  • Key Words: US geography: Mississippi, Mississippi River, State Song of Mississippi

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