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Goodnight Irene


Goodnight Irene

Dotted rhythm patterns in 3/4, eight measure phrases, with contrasting major and minor thirds.


Goodnight Irene

  • Grade: Fifth
  • Origin: USA – Huddie Ledbetter, John Lomax
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: ABA – Refrain-Verse-Refrain
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta/a/a | ta/a ta | ta ta ta | ta/ ti ta | ta/a ti ti | ta/ ti ti ti |
  • Pitches: beginners: so la ti do re mi
  • Intervals: beginners: so/re (P5), do/ mi (M3), do\la (m3), re\la (m3), ti/re (M3),
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; doted rhythms, tied notes
  • Key Words: unrequited love, Saturday night, married, settled down, parted, country, town, notion, wife, fireside, bright; contractions: ramblin’ (rambling), I’ll, (i will), family (family), gamblin’ (gambling). gonna (going to)

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