Wade in the Water

Minor tonality pitch in the relative major, intermediate syncopation and a raised dominant (Si) functioning as a leading tone to the parallel D Major.

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  • Grade: Fifth
  • Origin: USA - African American Spiritual
  • Key: D minor (pitched in F Major)
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABA - refrain/verse/refrain
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ta/a/ ta ti | syncopation, | ta/ ta/a/ | syncopation, | ta ta ti ti ta | ta ti ti ti ta ti | syncopation, | ta ta ta ta | ta ta ti ta/ | syncopation, | ta ti ti ti ta ti | syncopation, | ta/ ta/ (ti) ti | syncopation, | ta/ ti ti ta/ | syncopation
  • PitchesintermediateSi La Do Re Mi So La - pentatonic scale with a raised dominant Si (functions as a leading tone to the parallel D Major)
  • Intervalsintermediate: La/Do\La (m3), La/Mi (P5), Mi/So\Mi (m3), Mi/La (P4), La\Si/La (m2), Mi\Do (M3)
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth;rest: eighth; syncopation, raised/sharp dominant (Si), tied notes, tied rhythms, vocal slurs, D.C. al Fine, Fine, two double barlines, refrain/verse/refrain, minor tonality, call and response
  • Key Words: USA history, African American history; world history: Israelites; sacred, spiritual, Bible stories, God, Moses
  • Recorderadvanced: introducing G#, high F, G, and A, syncopation

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