In the Good Old Summertime

Chorus from the original song; long phrases, changing emphasis from the first beat to the second beat in 3/4 time.

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  • Grade: Fourth
  • Origin: USA - words: Ren Shields - music: George Evans - cir. 1902
  • Key: B flat Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: phrases: ABCD
  • Rhythmbeginners: | ta ta/a| ta/a/a_|_a ta ta | ta/a ta | ta/a/a_|_a/a/a | ta/a/a_|_a (ta) ta | ta ta ta | (_|_=tied across barline)
  • Pitches: beginners: Mi So La Do Re Mi - pentatonic scale
  • Intervalsintermediate: So\Mi, Mi/So/Do/Mi8ascending tonic arpeggio, Do\La, So\Mi, Re\So, La/Do, Do\So
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; pickup beat, tied notes, long phrases, tonic arpeggio, pentatonic scale
  • Key Words: USA history, Tim Pan Alley, USA geography: New York, New York, from the musical "The Defender," summertime, strolling, shady lanes, baby mine, tootsey wootsey

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