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It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More


It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More

Syncopation, raised/natural subdominant (fi), descending dominant arpeggio re\ti\so, descending chromatically, so\fi\fa. 


It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More

  • Grade: Fifth
  • Origin: USA – Wendell Hall
  • Key: Bb Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: through composed
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ta ta ta ta | syncopation 
 | ti ta/a/ ta | ta/a/a ta | ta/a ta/ ti | ta ti/ri ta ta |
 ta ta ta/ ti | ta/a/ (ti) ta | ta ti/ ri ta ti/ ri | ti/ ri ti/ ri ta ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate: so la ti do re mi fa fi so extended range
  • Intervals: intermediate: so/do (P4), do\la (m3), re/fa\re (m3), descending dominant arpeggio re\ti\so FM, so/so (P8), descending chromatically, so\fi\fa (m2), fa\re (m3)
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rest: quarter, eighth; tempo: moderato; first, second and second endings, raised/natural subdominant (fi), syncopation, tied notes, repeat sign, vocal slur
  • Key Words: dark and dreary, sleet, full of feet, mosquito, butterfly, wings of gold, June-bug, wings of flame, bedbug, bullfrog, lily pad, skunk, kitty, sewer, coroner, re-quest, trombone, blooey, hardware store, opossum, ‘Simmon Tree, rabbit, son-of-a-gun, hogs, Mary Had a Little Lamb, snooty foot, bread and jam, railroad track, a-flutter, fox, bushy tail, turft of hair, bee, buzzin’, ruby lips, garter snake, bare headed, bewildered, Chicago, raindrops, ox, trousers, collarbone, graveyard, dawg-gone: contractions/abreviations: ‘Simmons (persimmon), ‘skeeta (mosquito), ain’t (is not), sittin’ (sitting), lookin’ (looking), here’s (here is), ’bout (about), that’s (that is), li’l ol’ (little old), roarin’ (roaring), buzzin’ (buzzing), don’t (do not), you’ve (you have), ’cause (because),

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