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"This Little Light of Mine"
       



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"This Little Light of Mine"
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"This Little Light of Mine," Lyrics, Text Format



Advanced syncopation, augmented second (A2, Do/Ri),
and chromatic minor seconds.

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Description
 
  • Grade: Fifth

  • Origin: USA - African American Spiritual

  • Key: G Major

  • Time: 4/4

  • Form: ABA - refrain/verse/refrain

  • Rhythm: advanced: | ta ti ti ti ta/ | syncopation,
    | ta/a (ta/a) | ta/a ti ta/ | syncopation, | ta/a ta/a |
    | ta/a/a ta | ti ta ti ti ti ti ta_|_/ ta ta/ (ti) ti | syncopation (_=tie), | ta ta ta ta | ta ti ta/ (ti) ti |
    syncopation, | ti ti ti ta/ (ti) ti | syncopation,
    | ta ti ti ti ti ti ta_|_/ ta ta/ (ti) ti | syncopation,
    | ti ti ta ti ti ta | ti ta ta/ (ti) ti | syncopation,
    | ta ta ti ta ti | syncopation, | ta ti ta/ ta ti | syncopation, | ta ta ti ti ta |

  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Ti Do Re Ri Mi So - raised/sharp supertonic (2, Ri)

  • Intervals: intermediate: La/Do (m3), Do/Mi (M3), Do\La (m3), Do/So8\Do (P5), Do/Ri (A2, augmented second), Ti\So (M3), Re/Ri/Mi (chromatic m2's)

  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rests: half, eighth; accidentals: sharp, natural; syncopation, tied notes, augmented second Do/Ri, chromatic movement (m2's), D.C. al Fine, Fine, melodic rhythm patterns, refrain/verse/refrain

  • Key Words: USA history, African American history, day of the week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday; sacred, he (God), gift of grace, peace, faith, pray, gift divine; contractions: gonna (going to), I'm (I am)

  • Recorder: advanced: advanced syncopation, playing in G Major, introducing A#, augmented second (A2)

 
 


"This Little Light of Mine"

           
      Refrain:    
   
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine,
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine,
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine,
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.
   
      On Monday he gave me the gift of grace,
On Tuesday peace came from above,
On Wednesday he told me to have more faith,
On Thursday he gave me just a little more grace.
On Friday he told me to watch and pray,
On Saturday told me just what to say,
On Sunday gave me the gift divine,
Just to let my little light shine.
   
      Refrain:    
   
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine,
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine,
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine,
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.
   
           

 

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