Turn Me ‘Round

Advanced syncopation in a minor tonality, where the tonal center is the 6th (La) of the major scale.

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  • Grade: Second
  • Origin: USA - Civil Rights Song - from the African American Spiritual
  • Key: E minor - pitched in G Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: AB
  • Rhythmadvanced: | ri ti/ ri | ta ta ta ta | ta ti ta/ (ta) | syncopation, | ta ti ta/ ri ti/ ri | syncopation | ti ta ti ti ta (ti) | ti/ ri ti ta/ ri ti/ ri |
  • Pitchesbeginners: So La Do Re Mi
  • Intervals: beginners: Mi\Do, Do\La, La/Do, Do/Mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, dotted eighth, sixteenth; rests: quarter, dotted eighth, eighth; pickup beats, tied notes, syncopation, minor tonality
  • Key Words: civil rights, African American History Month, protest song, nobody, injustice, segregation, oppression, jail cell, violence; hyphenated words: a-walkin' (a walking), a-talkin' (a talking); abbreviations: 'round (around), walkin' (walking), talkin' (talking); contractions: ain't (are not), gonna (going to)

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