Softly, Softly Blows the Wind

Adding the 4th (Fa) to the pentatonic scale while introducing the quarter followed by an eighth pattern in 6/8 time.

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  • Grade: First
  • Origin: USA - Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: ABaC - (question/answer)
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ta ti ta ti | ta/_ti (ti ti) |
  • Pitchesintermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La - adding Fa to the pentatonic scale
  • Intervalsintermediate: So\Mi, Mi\Do, Do/Mi, Mi/So, ascending tonic arpeggio Do/Mi/So, Fa\Re
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: eighth; repeat signs, dynamics: piano/soft, crescendo, decrescendo; tempo: andante cantabile/singing walk
  • Key Words: earth science, wind, blows, gently rocks, nest, downy, birds, while, softly, sings, rocking nest, joy, wings

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