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Stormy Sail, A


Introducing the raised (natural) tonic di, and the raised (sharp) dominate si in a minor tonality.


Introducing the raised (natural) tonic di, and the raised (sharp) dominant si in a minor tonality.

  • Grade: Fourth
  • Origin: United Kingdom, Wales – Old Song
  • Key: G minor – pitched in B flat Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: AaBC
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ti ti ti ti | ta ti ti | ta (ti) ti | syncopation, | ta ti ti ri | ti/ ri ti ti | ta ti/ ri |
  • Pitches: advanced: mi si la ti do di re mi fa – natural/raised tonic (di), raised/sharped dominant (si)
  • Intervals: advanced: mi/la, do\la, la\si, si\mi, mi8\do/mi8, ti/mi, re\di, re/fa
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, sixteenth; rest: eighth; pickup beat, syncopation, vocal slurs, raised/natural tonic (Di), raised/sharped dominate (Si), repeating melodic rhythms, tempo: andante (73-77 BPM, walking pace)
  • Key Words: world geography, United Kingdom, Wales, Welsh, stormy, sail, sea, shore, skipper, comrades, widows, wail, perish, angry, ship wreck song

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