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"My Big Black Dog"
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Experience phrases ending on the fifth (So), the sixth (La),
and the tonic (Do) each pitch appears
15, 13, and 17 times respectively.

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Description
 
  • Grade: Third

  • Origin: England - Play Song

  • Key: F Major

  • Time: 4/4

  • Form: rhythm: ABCA - pitches: ABCD

  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ta ta ta | ta/a (ta) ta |
    | ti ti ta ta ti ti | ti ti ta ta ta | ta ta ti ti ta |
    | ta/a (ta) ti ti | ta/a/a ta |

  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Do Re Mi So La - pentatonic scale

  • Intervals: intermediate: Do/Mi, Do\La/Do, Do\So, So/Do/Mi ascending tonic arpeggio, Mi/So\Mi, Mi/La\Mi So\Do

  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; pickup beat, comparing rhythms by staff (ABCDEDAB), experiencing phrase ending on the 6th, 5th, and the tonic.

  • Key Words: farm life, dog, man's best friend, chicks, chickens, chased, crack, fence; contraction: they'd (they would)

 
 

"My Big Black Dog"

Who ever took my big black dog,
I wish they bring him back!
He chased the big chicks over the fence
And the little chicks through the crack!

The big chicks over the fence
And the little chicks through the crack!
Who ever took my big black dog,
I wish they'd bring him back!

 

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