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"Autumn," Lyrics, Text Format

Singing and playing in parts, two part harmony, raised/sharped
dominate (Si, D#) in a minor tonality.

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  • Grade: Fifth

  • Origin: Traditional

  • Key: E minor - pitched in G Major

  • Time: 2/4

  • Form: AB

  • Rhythm: beginners: | ti ti ti ti | ti ti ta | ta/a |

  • Pitches: advanced: Si La Ti Do Re Mi Fa Si La

  • Intervals: intermediate: La8\Mi (P4), La/Mi (P5), Mi/La8 (P4), La\Si/La (m2)

  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; harmony, two parts, singing in parts, raised/sharped dominate (Si) - serves as a leading tone to the parallel major E, minor tonality where the sixth (La) is the tonal center

  • Key Words: seasons, fall, autumn, earth science, changing seasons, weathered, leaves, mournful, crows, growing, short, complaining, raining, around, good cheer, wish; contractions: it's (it is)

  • Recorder: advanced: introducing D# and F# while playing a duet



Weathered leaves are falling,
Mournful crows are calling,
Days are growing short,
For the autumn's here.
Hear the wind complaining,
All the day it's raining,
Sit around the fire
If you wish good cheer.


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