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Advanced syncopation sung and played,
with a raised/sharp tonic (Di).

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Description
 
  • Grade: Second

  • Origin: USA, Georgia - Folk Song

  • Key: G Major

  • Time: 2/4

  • Form: ABAC

  • Rhythm: advanced: | ti/ ri ta | syncopation,
    | ti ri ti ri ti ti | ti ti ti ti | ti ri (ri) ri ti ti |

  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Ti Do Di Re Mi - raised/sharp tonic (Di)

  • Intervals: intermediate: Do\La, So/Re, Re\Di/Re (m2), Mi\Do, So/Do, Do/Mi

  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rest: sixteenth; pickup beat, syncopation, raised tonic (Di), melodic rhythm patterns, moving/playing syncopated rhythms; note: excellent for reviewing common rhythm instruments: how they are played and the sounds they make

  • Key Words: USA geography: Georgia; drumming, snapping, and shaking rhythm instruments

 
 

"I Jing-a-ling"


       
 
1.
I jing-a-ling, jing-a-ling-a-ling,
I jing-a-ling, jing, jing, jing,
I jing-a-ling, jing-a-ling-a-ling,
I jing-a-ling, jing, jing-a-ling.
 
       
 
2.

I drum along, boom-tee-boom-tee-boom,
I drum along, boom, boom, boom,
I drum along, boom-tee-boom-tee-boom,
I drum along, boom, boom-tee-boom.

 
       
  3. I snap along, snap-a-snap-a-snap,
I snap along, snap, snap, snap,
I snap along, snap-a-snap-a-snap,
I snap along, snap, snap-a-snap.
 
       
  4.

I shake along, shake-a-lake-a-lake,
I shake along, shake, shake, shake,
I shake along, shake-a-lake-a-lake,
I shake along, shake, shake-a-lake.

 
       

 

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