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All ‘Round the Brickyard



Contrasting syncopation on the second beat, with straight eights.

  • Grade: Third
  • Origin: USA – African American Folk Song
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ta ti/ ri | syncopation, | ti ta/ | syncopation, | ti ta ti | syncopation, | ti ti ti ti | ta/a |
  • Pitchesintermediate: so la do re mi so la
  • Intervalsintermediate: so\do, mi\do, do/mi, mi\do\la\so descending minor 6th w/7th arpeggio
    (Dm 7), so/do
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; D minor seventh, Dm 7 arpeggio, moving to a syncopated second beat, contrasting syncopation with straight eights
  • Key Words: play song, party song, African American playground song, brickyard, remember, step it, shake it, clap it; abbreviations: ’round (a round), goin’ (going)

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