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Turn Me ‘Round



Advanced syncopation in a minor tonality, where the tonal center is the 6th (la) of the major scale.

  • Grade: Second
  • Origin: USA – Civil Rights Song – from the African American Spiritual
  • Key: E minor – pitched in G Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: AB
  • Rhythmadvanced: | ri ti/ ri | ta ta ta ta | ta ti ta/ (ta) | syncopation, | ta ti ta/ ri ti/ ri | syncopation | ti ta ti ti ta (ti) | ti/ ri ti ta/ ri ti/ ri |
  • Pitchesbeginners: so la do re mi
  • Intervals: beginners: mi\do, do\la, la/do, do/mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, dotted eighth, sixteenth; rests: quarter, dotted eighth, eighth; pickup beats, tied notes, syncopation, minor tonality
  • Key Words: civil rights, African American History Month, protest song, nobody, injustice, segregation, oppression, jail cell, violence; hyphenated words: a-walkin’ (a walking), a-talkin’ (a talking); abbreviations: ’round (around), walkin’ (walking), talkin’ (talking); contractions: ain’t (are not), gonna (going to)

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