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Soldier Boys


Soldier Boys

Ascending and descending tonic arpeggios, running eighths, and 6/8 rhythm patterns.


Soldier Boys

  • Grade: Third
  • Origin: USA – Osbourne McConathy, May Morgan
  • from: “The Progressive Music Series- Book One”
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: ABAbCDAb
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti ta ti | ti ti ti ti ti ti | ta ti ta/ | ta/ (ta/) |
  • Pitches: intermediate: so la ti do re mi so
  • Intervals: intermediate: ascending tonic arpeggio do/mi/so, so\do (p4), re/so (P4), descending tonic arpeggio so\mi\do
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rests: dotted quarter; running eights, dotted rhythms, dotted rest, feeling duple meter in 6/8 time
  • Key Words: marching soldiers, drummers, vocal sounds for drums, fife and drum, bugles cry, banner, floating, cheer, children, marching feet, gallant, drummers beat, tramping; contraction: they’re (they are)

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