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"Happy Birthday"
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Repeated syncopated rhythm pattern, ascending octave skip, and a descending tonic arpeggio w/7th, make this: the most popular song in the word and a seemingly simple tune, quite a challenge.

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Description
 
  • Grade: Second (2)

  • Origin: Patty Hill, Mildred J. Hill circa. 1893

  • Key: G Major

  • Time: 3/4

  • Form: ABCD

  • Rhythm: advanced: | ta/a ti/ ri | syncopation,
    | ta ta ti/ ri | syncopation, | ta ta ta |

  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Ti Do Re Mi Fa So
    (one octave)

  • Intervals: advanced: So/Do (P8) ascending octave skip, So/Do (P4), Ti\So, So/Re, Do\So (P4), La/Fa, So\Mi\Do\Ti descending tonic arpeggio w/7th

  • Musical Elements: Pick up beat, syncopation, descending tonic arpeggio w/7th, fermata/bird's eye, repeated syncopation rhythm pattern, ascending octave skip So/So (P8)

  • Key Words: Happy Birthday

 
 

"Happy Birthday"

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday dear, [NAME],
Happy birthday to you
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rhythm

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pitch numbers

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solfeggio

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letter names

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