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What You Gonna Call Your Pretty Little Baby?



Mastering the ascending and descending minor 3rd la/do and do\la in a minor tonality, with syncopation.

  • Grade: Second
  • Origin: USA – African American Spiritual
  • Key: E minor – pitched in G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: refrain: AaAB – verse: ABAB – song: ABA refrain/verse/refrain
  • Rhythmadvanced: | ti ti ti ti | ta/ ti | ta ta | ta/a | ti ta/ | syncopation, | ta ti ti | ti/ ri ta |
  • Pitchesbeginners: la do re mi fa
  • Intervalsintermediate: la/do, do\la, la/re, re/fa, fa\re
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; refrain/verse, repeat signs, D.C. al Fine, Fine, minor tonality, syncopation
  • Key Words: sacred, Christmas, holiday season, African American History, pretty, Bethelem, Immanuel, Jesus Christ; contraction: gonna (going to), I’ll (I will)

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