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Advanced intervals and intermediate syncopation, a tonic octave skip, a descending tonic arpeggio, a descending subdominant arpeggio do\la\fa, with an ascending major seventh do/ti.

  • Grade: Fourth
  • Origin: USA – Stephen Foster (1826-1864), circa. 1851
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: staves: AaBa – song: AAB, verse/chorus
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ta/a ti ti ti ti | ta ta ti ta/|
    syncopation, | ta/a ta ta | ta/a/a (ta) | ta ti/ ri ta ta | ta/ ti ta ta | ta ti/ ri ta ti/ ri |
  • Pitches: intermediate: do re mi fa so la ti do re
  • Intervalsadvanced: do/mi, do/do8 ascending tonic octave skipdo8\la/do8 (m3)do8\so\mi\do descending tonic  arpeggiodo/ti (M7), re\so (P5), so/do (P4), do\la\fa descending subdominant (IV) arpeggio (F Major), fa/la (M3)
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rest: quarter, repeat sign, verse/chorus, syncopation, tonic octave skip, tonic and sub-dominate arpeggios, major seventh interval do/ti, phrase markings for breath control.
  • Key Words: USA history, minstrel song, USA geography: Florida, state song of Florida, Christy Minstrels, Stephen Foster, pining for home, longing for home, life in the Southern United States, far far away, creation, sadly, roam, longing, plantation, sad and weary, Lordy, farm. wandered, squandered, songs, sung, playing, brother, mother, live and die, among, hut, bushes, rushes, rove, bee’s a humming, comb, banjo; contractions: there’s (there is), ev’rywhere (everywhere); abbreviations: ’round (around), mem’ry (memory), strummin’ (strumming) possessive: folk’s

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