Water is Wide, The

Syncopation in cut time (2/2) with echoed melodic rhythm patterns.

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  • Grade: Fifth
  • Origin: England - Folk Song
  • Key: F Major
  • Time2/2 (4/4) - cut time
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ta/a_|_a ti ri ti ti | (_=tie) syncopation, | ta/a | (ti) ti ti ti | ta/a_|_a ti ti ti ri | syncopation
  • Pitchesintermediate: So La Ti Do Re Mi Fa So
  • Intervalsbeginners: So/Do (P4), Do\La (m3)
  • Musical Elements: notes: whole, quarter, eighth; in cut time (2/2, includes beats and rhythm in 4/4), counting half notes, echo song, pick up beats, tied syncopation, vocal slur, repeated melodic rhythm patterns
  • Key Wordsworld geography: England; echo song, love ballad, love song, wings to fly, get o'er, boat, true love, meadows, gay, little thought, bush, sweetest, against, oak, trusty, prove false, planted, buds, blossoms, rose, pleasant smell, excel, bound, childish, break my heart, ship/sailing/sea, sink or swim, handsome, charming, groweth, morning dew; abbreviations: o'er (over) gath'ring (gathering), flow'rs (flowers), flow'r (flower), prick'd (pricked), lean'd (leaned)
  • Recorderintermediate: introducing high F and Gexcellent practice for the high register, tied syncopation, playing in cut time (counting half notes), repeated melodic rhythm patterns

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