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Man of Constant Sorrow


Man of Constant Sorrow

Pentatonic, all measures begin with tied notes from the previous measure, and an ascending tonic arpeggio.





Man of Constant Sorrow

  • Grade: Fifth
  • Origin: USA – Folk Song
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: AB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ta ta ta | ta ta/a/a |
 | ta/a/a/a | ta ta ti ti ta | ta ta/a ti ti |
  • Pitches: beginners: pentatonic: do re mi so la do
  • Intervals: intermediate: mi/so (m3), ascending tonic arpeggio do/mi/so/do, do\la (m3), so\mi (m3)
  • Musical Elements: notes: whole, dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; tied notes, pickup beat
  • Key Words: US geography: Kentucky; sacred, constant sorrow, partly raised, ramble, stranger, promise, God’s golden shore, holler, grave, northern railway, lonesome, briny tears

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