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Skin and Bones



A minor tonality where the 6th (la) is the tonal center in its relative Major.

  • Grade: Second
  • Origin: USA – Kentucky Folk Song
  • Key: A minor – pitched for C Major
    And: D minor – pitched for F Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: A (through composed)
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti ti ti | ta ti ta/ | ta/ ta ti |
  • Pitchesbeginners: la do re mi
  • Intervals: intermediate: la/do, do\la, re\la, la/mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; pickup beat, minor tonality
  • Key Words: Halloween, spooky songs, All Hallows Eve, All Saints Eve, scary songs, skin, bones, graveyard, broom; contractions: she’d (she would), hyphenated/abbreviation: a-lyin’ (a lying)
  • Keyboard: intermediate: five finger exercise, left, right, and two hands together

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