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I Saw Three Ships



Repeated rhythm pattern | ta ti ta ti | and a descending dominant arpeggio.

  • Grade: Third
  • Origin: England – Traditional Carol
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: staves: ABAb
  • Rhythmbeginners: | ta ti ta ti | ta ti ti ti ti | ta\ ta ti |
  • Pitchesintermediate: so do re mi fa so
  • Intervals: intermediate: so/do, mi/so, so\mi, re/fa, mi\do, re\ti\so descending dominant arpeggio
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, arpeggio
  • Key Words: sacred, Christmas, carol, seasonal, holiday, sailing, Virgin Mary, Christ, Pray, wither (whether), Bethlehem, earth, Angels, Heaven, sing, souls, rejoice

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