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Practicing the intervals of the tonic triad/arpeggio
while singing a strophic gospel arrangement.

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  • Grade: Fifth

  • Origin: USA - Traditional Gospel

  • Key: G Major

  • Time: 4/4

  • Form: ABCD

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

  • Pitches: beginners: Do Re Mi Fa So

  • Intervals: beginners: m3: So\Mi; M3: Do/Mi;
    P5
    : So/Do; arpeggio: ascending tonic Do/Mi/So (I, G), descending tonic So\Mi\Do (I, G)

  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: eighth; pickup beats, tied notes, syncopation, tonic ascending and descending arpeggios; strophic: different verses sung to the same melody

  • Key Words: USA geography: New Orleans, Jazz, Dixieland, gospel hymn, sacred, saints, Lord, refuse, trumpet sound, bible stories, 'that number'

  • Keyboard: intermediate: excellent five finger exercise for the right, left and two hands together, practicing the intervals of the tonic triad

  • Recorder: intermediate: playing in G Major, transitional tune after completion of the Beginning Recorder Songs

 
 

"When the Saints Go Marching In"


       
 
1.

Oh, when the saints go marching in,
Oh, when the saints go marching in,
Oh, Lord, I want to be in that number,
When the saints go marching in.

 
 
2.
Oh, when the sun refuse to shine,
Oh, when the sun refuse to shine,
Oh, Lord, I want to be in that number,
When the sun refuse to shine.
 
  3.

Oh, when I hear that trumpet sound,
Oh, when I hear that trumpet sound,
Oh, Lord, I want to be in that number,
When I hear that trumpet sound.

 
       


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