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Telephone Song



Advanced syncopation, a blue note, beginning Orff/Kodaly interval, developing the independent voice, and an excellent five finger keyboard exercise.

  • Grade: First
  • Origin: USA – Singing Game
  • Key: D Major – centered around the dominate (So)
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: AaBbCC
  • Rhythmadvanced: | ta ta/ ti ti/ ri | syncopation,
    ti ta ta/ ta | syncopation, | ti ti ti ta/ ta |
    syncopation, | ta ta ta ta | ti ti ti ta/ ti/ ri |
    syncopation, | ta ta ti/ ri ta | syncopation,
    ta ta ti/ ri ti ti | syncopation, | ta ti ta/ ti/ ri | syncopation
  • Pitchesintermediate: mi so la te – lowered/natural leading toneblue note
  • Intervalsintermediate: so\mi/so (m3), so/te (m3), te\so (m3)
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; pickup beat, adding the submediant (la) and the lowered leading tone (te) to the beginning Orff interval (so\mi), imperfect ending (ending on the mediant instead of the tonic), note:there is no tonic, accidental: natural sign, singing alone and with others
  • Key WordsUSA history, singing game, camp song, telephone, home, yeah; contraction: isn’t (is not), I’m (I am), quotations
  • Keyboardintermediate: five finger exercise for right, left, and two hands together

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