I Don’t Care if the Rain Comes Down

Two examples of syncopation, ascending and descending tonic arpeggios, and an ascending tonic octave skip make this a perfect intermediate tune for voice, recorder, and keyboard.

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  • Grade: Fourth
  • Origin: USA - Folk Song - additional verses Jess Buice
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: staves: AaBb - song AB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti ri | syncopation,
    | ti ti ta | ti ti ri ti ti | syncopation, | ta (ta) |
    | ta ta | ti ri ti ri ta ta |
  • Pitchesintermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So Do
  • Intervalsintermediate: Do/Mi, So\Do, Do/Do ascending tonic octave skip, Do\So\Mi descending tonic arpeggio
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth, sixteenth; rest: quarter; octave skip, tonic arpeggios, each line and phrase ends with a rest
  • Key Words: USA history, rainy day song, bad weather song: rain, sun, wind; dance all day, I don't care, carry me away, shine, down; contractions: don't (do not), I'm (I am), gonna (going to); abbreviation: 'round (around)
  • Recorderintermediate: excellent for practicing the lower register: tonic (C) through the dominate (G), with an added tonic octave skip
  • Keyboardintermediate: a five finger exercise with an octave skip

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