The Jam on Gerry's Rocks

  • With two very clear examples of the flattened 7th approached by step, "The Jam on Gerry's Rocks" is a great song for preparing, making conscious and practising the Mixolydian mode.
  • This song can also be used to prepare, make conscious and practise the rhythm "tum ti".
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Kodály Analysis:

The Jam on Gerry's Rocks Theme: Sea Shanty Games:
Partner: Form: Ternary Song Type:
Scale: Mixolydian CSP: G Age: Middle Secondary - Upper Secondary
Tones: d finalis r m f s l ta d high Rhythm: ; ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: s d ; d r m s ; f l s ; m f r d ; s l ta ; ta l s ; l ta d high ; d high m d ; d f ; f s l ; m f d ; m r d finalis
Prep: Mixolydian, , ta
MC: Mixolydian, , ta
Prac: Mixolydian, , ta


Origin: American Logging Song

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