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"Telephone Song"
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"Telephone Song," Lyrics, Text Format



Advanced syncopation, a blue note, developing the independent voice, and an excellent five finger keyboard exercise.

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Description
 
  • Grade: First

  • Origin: USA - Singing Game

  • Key: D Major - centered around the dominate (So)

  • Time: 4/4

  • Form: AaBbCC

  • Rhythm: advanced: | 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

  • Pitches: intermediate: Mi So La Te - lowered/natural leading tone, blue note

  • Intervals: intermediate: 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 Words: USA history, singing game, camp song, telephone, home, yeah; contraction: isn't (is not), I'm (I am), quotations

  • Keyboard: intermediate: five finger exercise for right, left, and two hands together

 
 

"Telephone Song"


     
 
Solo
All
 
     
  "Hey, Charlie! I think I hear my name!
Hey, Charlie! I think I hear it again!"
 
  "You're wanted on the telephone!"  
  "If it isn't (any name) I'm not at home!"  
  With a rick-tick-tickety tick, Oh yeah!
With a rick-tick-tickety tick, Oh yeah!
 
     

 

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