From Sue Donim
Posted November 24, 2004 at 07:00 AM
Minor 2nd - Jaws
Major 2nd - Frere Jacques
Minor 3rd - Greensleeves
Major 3rd - While Shepherds Watched
Perfect 4th - Away In A Manger/How Much Is That Doggie/Heigh Ho
Perfect 5th - Scarborough Fair/Twinkle Twinkle
Minor 6th - Love Story
Major 6th - My Bonny Lies Over The Ocean/It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (US)
Minor 7th/V7 - Somewhere
Perfect Octave - Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Augmented 4th - Maria/The Simpsons
Here's the problem: Many of these songs are not only becoming dated, particularly the film themes, but as my students come from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds, I find the Christmas carols and traditional folk songs are also likely to be unfamiliar. So... I need a new list of *well-known* songs which won't date within the next few years (so no Hit Me Britney minor 2nds, okay?) and are recognisable by (British) students of all shapes, sizes and colours. Please help!
Have you seen the good-ear site for additional practice for your older students? I think it's at www.good-ear.com
My son's class also had them try to recognize intervals in their environment and bring back x number of examples. A car horn I believe honks at the interval of a major third.
I think getting the students to collect songs, and try to work out what the interval is is probably the best idea - as they will choose songs that they know well. Make sure that they bring it in to show you so that you can check it.
And titanic the love theme-the one celine dion sings.
The bit where she sings 'where e'-ver you are. the where e- is a perfect octave.
m2nd: "It's the most..." "Joy to..."
M2nd: "Si-lent..." "Rudolph..."
m3rd: "...jingle all the way" "O Holy night..."
M3rd: "I saw three ships.."
P4th: "O Christmas tree..." "We wish..." "O come, all ye..." "Hark the herald..."
P5th: "...Do you hear..."
m6th: "..and every mother's..."
M6th: "Here comes..." "It came.." "Dashing..."
m7th: "...that Santa's on his way"
M7th: "CHESTnuts ROASTing..."
And good luck finding the major seventh and augmented fourth. I'm sure they show up somewhere in the middle of tunes. Can anyone find one? You can get to a major 7th in the first phrase, "Chestnuts roasting" by mentally omitting the octave.
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