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Limerick Song, The


The Limerick Song

Vocabulary tour de force with dotted rhythms,  advanced intervals, including an ascending minor 7th so/fa, and a descending dominant seventh arpeggio fa\re\ti\so, CM7.






The Limerick Song

  • Grade: Fourth
  • Origin: Mexico – Folk Song
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: ABA – refrain-verse-refrain
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta/a/a | ta/a ta | ta ta ta |
 ta/a/a_|_a/a ta | (_=tie) | ti ti ta ta | ta ta (ta) | (ta) (ta) ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate: so la ti do re mi fa
  • Intervals: advanced: la/re (P4), mi\do (M3), 
 do\so (P4), so/fa (m7), descending dominant seventh arpeggio fa\re\ti\so CM7, ti/re (m3), so/do (P4), so/re (P5), fa\la/fa (m6), re\ti (m3)
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; ties notes, D.C. al Fine, Fine, four measure phrases, descending dominant arpeggio with seventh
  • Key Words limerick, Mexican folk song, China, canner, exceedingly, granny, tutor, tooted, flute, tooters, flea, fly, flue, flee, flew, shoe, stew, waiter, lout, Peru, fright, night, perfectly, Wright, traveled, relative way, Einstein, Beebee, Phoebe, minister, marry, Riga, tiger

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