MacNamara’s Band

Feeling of duple meter in 6/8.

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  • Grade: Fifth (5)
  • Origin: Ireland - Music: Shamus O’Connor - Words: John J Stamford - circa 1889
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: ABAbCBDb
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti ti ti ti | ta ti ta ti | ti ti ti ti ti ti | ta/a/ ti | ta ti ta ti | ta/ ta/ | ti ti ti ta/ ti | ta/ ta ti |
  • Pitches: beginners: So Do Re Mi Fa So
  • Intervals: intermediate: So\Mi (m3), Do\So (P4), So/Mi M6), So8\Do (P5)
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rests: none; running eighth notes, syncopation, feeling of duple meter in 6/8 where one beat is equal to a dotted quarter, tied notes, rhythm changes with verse syllables
  • Key Words: Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day, leader of the band, although, finest, wakes, weddings, funerals, march from Saul, rehearsing, affair, annual, celebration, gentry, General Grant, Uncle Yulis, Sweden, march, ladies, grand, shout, Irish band, bunch, shamrocks, uniform, funniest, Swede, McCarthy, O’Brians, Ryans, Sheehans, Meehans, Hennessey, Tennessee, yimminy, clang, credit, blaze, pumps, tootles, musical instruments: bass drum, drums, cymbals, baboon, bagpipes, flute

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