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Sunshine Far and Near



Excellent for mastering quarters followed by eighths in 6/8, and adding the fourth (fa) and the seventh (ti) to the pentatonic scale.

  • Grade: First
  • Origin: USA – Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: ABCD – longer phrasing, AB
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ta ti ta ti | ta/_a ti | (_=tie)
  • Pitches: intermediate: do re mi fa so la ti – adding fa and ti to the pentatonic scale
  • Intervalsbeginners: mi/so
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; repeat signs, tied notes, repeated pitches, pickup beat begins ti ta rhythm pattern, horizontal accent (sing/play note a little louder/stronger), tempo: andante/walking pace (73-77 BPM); dynamics: piano/soft, crescendo, decrescendo
  • Key Words: weather, earth science, sun shine, roam, play, yet, time, too, curly, crown, mother, father, afar, bug (i.e., bug-eyed, large); contraction: ’tis (it is)

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