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Dotted rhythms, raised/natural subdominant (fi) and dominant (si).


Dotted rhythms, raised/natural subdominant (fi) and dominant (si).

  • Grade: Fifth
  • Origin: Canada – National Anthem
    music: Calixa Lavallée – 1880
    words: Robert Stanley Weir – 1908, revised 1980
  • Key: E Flat Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: through composed
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta/a ta/ ti | ta/a/a ta | ta ta ta ta | ta/a/a ti/ ri | ta/ ti ta ti/ ri | ta/ ti ta ta | ta ta ti ti ti ti | ta/a ta/a |
  • Pitches: intermediate: ti do re mi fa fi so si la ti do – natural (raised) subdominant (fi), raised dominant (si)
  • Intervals: intermediatem2fi/so, so\fisi/la; M2: mi/fim3: mi/so, so\mi, do\la, la\fa; P4: so\re, do/fa, re/so, so/do8; P5: so\do, re/la, la\re
  • Musical Elements: notes: whole, dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth, natural (raised) subdominant (fi) and dominant (si), melodic rhythm patterns, vocal slurs
  • Key Words: world geography: Canada; world languages: French; native land, patriot, command, glowing, earth science: true north, God, glorious, guard; Old English: thee (you)
  • Recorderadvanced: playing in F Major, playing B flat and C sharp

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