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Whale, The


Ascending tonic arpeggio as rhythms change to match lyric syllables.


Ascending tonic arpeggio as rhythms change to match lyric syllables.

  • Grade: Fourth
  • Origin: Whaling Song
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: through composed
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta/ ti ti ti ti ti | ta ta ta ti ti | ta ta ti ti ti ti | ta/a/a ti ti | ti ti ti ti ta ti/ ri|
    | ta ta ta ti/ ri | ti ti ta ti ti ta |
  • Pitches: intermediate: so la ti do re mi fa so
  • Intervals: intermediate: so/do (P4), mi/so8(m3), do/mi/so ascending tonic arpeggio (G), fa\re (m3), re\so (P5)
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth; pickup beat, tonic arpeggio, vocal slurs
  • Key Words: USA history, whaling song, sea song, world geography: Greenland; world history 1853, gallant, ship, anchor, weighed, bore, brave, lookout, crosstrees, stood, spy glass, telescope, whale blow, span, captain, stood, quarterdeck, overhaul, davit tackles, launch boats, aboard, full view, resolved, seaman, steer, blew, struck, paid out, flourish, tail, capsized, drowned, caught, grieves, heart, full score, dreadful, place, daylight, seldom; earth science – Greenland is not green; contractions: that’s (that is)

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