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Mango Walk



Advanced descending minor seventh, fa\so, ascending dominant arpeggio so/ti/re, and syncopated African rhythms make this Calypso both challenging and lots of fun!

  • Grade: Third
  • Origin: Jamaica – Calypso Song
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 4/4 – common time
  • Form: ABAb
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ti ti ti ti ti ti ti ti | ti ta ti ta ta | syncopation, | ti ta/ (ta) ta | syncopation
  • Pitches: intermediate: so ti do re mi fa so la
  • Intervals: advanced: do/mi, mi\so, so/do, do/so, re/fa, fa\soso/ti/re ascending dominant arpeggio
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; pickup beat, syncopation, ascending arpeggio
  • Key Words: world geography, Jamaica, Trinidad, calypso, African rhythms, harvesting mangoes, deed (did); family relations: father, mother, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, cousin; abbreviation: ‘leven (eleven), multi-cultural music

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