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Ode to Joy



Moving primarily by steps up and down the staff with an  ascending major sixth so/mi, excellent keyboard five finger exercise.

  • Grade: Fifth
  • Origin: Germany – Ludwig van Beethoven
    lyrics: Henry van Dyke – 1907 (USA)
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: rhythm: AABA – pitches: AaBa
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta ta ta | ta/ ti ta |
  • Pitchesbeginners: so do re mi fa so
  • Intervals: intermediatem3: mi\do; P5: re\do; M6: so/mi ascending major sixth
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; melody moves primarily by steps, ascending major sixth (so/mi)
  • Key Words: world geography: Germany (Deutschland); Ludwig van Beethoven; sacred, hymn of praise, Henry van Dyke (USA), God, unfold, melt, doubt, gladness, rays, heaven, surround, reflect, field, mountain, flowery, meadow, flashing, rejoice, forgiving, blessing, blessed, wellspring, ocean, Father, Christ, Brother, divine, mortals, chorus, stars, march, onward, victors, midst (among), strife, joyful, Sunward, triumph; Old English: Thee (you), Thy (your) , Thou (you), Thine (yours): abbreviations: flow’rs (flowers), op’ning (opening), o’er (over)
  • Recorder: intermediate: playing in G major
  • Keyboard: intermediateEXCELLENT five finger exercise for left, right and two hands together (exception of the last note on the third staff)

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