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Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow


Advanced syncopation, an ascending tonic arpeggio, and a blue note: flat leading tone (te).


Advanced syncopation, an ascending tonic arpeggio, and a blue noteflat leading tone (te).

  • Grade: Fifth
  • Origin: USA – African American Spiritual
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: AB – verse/refrain
  • Rhythmadvanced: | ta ti ti ta ta | ta ta ta/a | ti ta ta ti ta| syncopation, | ta ta/a ti ti | ta ti ti ta ti ti |ta ta ti-ti-ta/| syncopation | ta ta/a (ta) | ta/ ti ta/a | ta ti/ ri ta ta |
  • Pitchesintermediate: la do re mi so la te ti do – lowered/flat leading tone (te) – blue note
  • Intervals: intermediate: do8\la/do8 (m3), so/te (m3), so/do8 (P5), so/ti (M3), ti\mi (P5), do/mi (M3), do/mi/so ascending tonic arpeggio (I, C), do\la/do (m3)
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rest: quarter; triplet eighths, syncopation, blue notelowered/flat leading tone, two double barlines, vocal slurs, tied notes, verse/refrain
  • Key Words: world geography: Bethlehem; USA history, African American history, spiritual, sacred, holiday: Christmas; Eastern Star, Bible story, birth of Jesus, Jesus Christ birth, shepherd, morn (morning), heed, angel, flocks, herds; contractions: you’ll (you will), there’s (there is); possessive: angel’s


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