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Tambourines, The


The Tambourines

Harmonic minor tonality, advanced pitches, extended range, advanced intervals, including a descending submediant seventh arpeggio, Bb7, descending Major ninth (ti\la), and a raised/sharp dominant (si) functioning as a leading tone.



The Tambourines

  • Grade: Fourth
  • Origin: France – Jean Philippe Rameau, Frederick H. Martens, from the French
 – “Progressive Music Book Series Book Two” – 1914
  • Key: D minor, pitched in F Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: staves: ABAbCCDE, song: ABA
  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta ti ti ti ti | ta ta ta ta |
  • Pitches: advanced: la ti do re mi fa si la ti do, extended range, raised/sharp dominant
  • Intervals: advanced: la/mi (P5), mi/la (P4), 
 la\si/la (m2) ti\la (M9), re/fi (M3), do\la (P4), La\Fa (M3), mi/do (m6), descending submediant arpeggio, Bb7 (do\la\fa\mi), mi\do (M3)
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; raised dominant (si) functioning as a leading tone, sharp, extended vocal range, sharp, pickup beat/measure, minor key/tonality where la/6th of F Major is the home pitch, descending i6 arpeggio (dm6)
  • Key Words: Gypsy, tambourines, tambourine sounds, shaking, dancing, pealing, passage birds, awing, rove, highway, summer, percussion instruments, contractions: tho’ (though), they’re (they are)

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