Sweet William

  • This song has a beautiful melody written in natural minor.
  • A fantastic song for teaching "ternary form".
  • The rhythm "tum-ti" can also be taught with this song.
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Kodály Analysis:

Sweet William Theme: Love Games:
Partner: Form: Ternary Song Type:
Scale: Natural Minor CSP: B - C Age: Upper Primary - Lower Secondary
Tones: l low finalis ti low d r m f s l ti Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: l low d ; d r m ; m s ; s m d ; m d l low ; l low ti low d l low finalis ; l low m l ; l ti l ; ti l s m ; m f s ; s ti l ; s m l ; l l low
Prep: Ternary,
MC: Ternary
Prac: Ternary, , ti ti low


Origin: Appalachian Folk Song
Source: 150 American Folk Songs to Sing Read and Play. Boosey and Hawkes.

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