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‘Long Come Uncle Jessie



Advanced syncopation with natural/lowered third (me) and seventh (te), and advanced intervals.

  • Grade: First
  • Origin: USA – African American Folk Song
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABC
  • Rhythmadvancedta_|_ ti ti ti | syncopation,
    ta/ ti_|_ ti ti ti | syncopation, | ti ti ti ti | ti ta/ | syncopation, | ta ta | ti ti (ta) |
  • Pitchesadvanced: la do re me mi so la te so – extended range
  • Intervalsadvanced: do\so, la\mi, mi/so, la/te,
    te\so, la\do, do/me, me/so\me, do\la/do, me\do
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, tied notes, natural/lowered 3rd (me), natural/lowered seventh (te), syncopation, advanced intervals
  • Key WordsUSA history, African American history, uncle, relatives, riding, through, horse and buggy, shake, jump rope song; abbreviations: ‘long (along); colloquialism: g’wan (go on)

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