Be Kind to Your Web-Footed Friends

A natural tonic (Di), sharped second (Ri), flat third (Me), with tonic and dominate octave skips, while extending the vocal range, makes this famous march challenging and fun!

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  • Grade: Third
  • Origin: music: John P. Sousa - words: unknown
  • Key: E flat Major
  • Time: 2/2 (counted in 4/4)
  • Form: AB
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ta/a ta ta | ta/a ta ta | ta/a ta/ ti | syncopation, | ta/a/a ta | ta ta/a/a | ta ta ta ta | ta/a (ta) ta | ta (ta) ta/a |
  • Pitchesadvanced: So La Ti Do Di Re Ri Me Mi Fa So La Do
  • Intervalsadvanced: Mi\Ri (raised 2nd), Ri/Mi, Mi/So, So\Mi, Fa\Re, Re\Di (raised tonic), Di/Re, Re/Fa, La\Re, Re/So, Ti/Re, Do/Me (lowered 3rd), Do/Do ascending tonic octave skip, Do\Do descending octave skip, So\Do, So\So descending dominate octave skip, La/Mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: whole, dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; multiple tied notes, pickup beat, flat, sharp, natural, vocal slur, octave skips
  • Key Words: John Phillip Sousa, "The Stars and Strips Forever," patriotic tunes, nonsense lyrics, animal science, duck, swamp, mother, another, nearly, damp, alone, friends, one and only; hyphenated: web-footed

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