Sunday, June 26, 2011
sixteenth-dotted eighth rhythm in "Peace Like a River"
A few days ago I had you sight sing Peace Like a River. The notation I included with the lesson had a mistake in the rhythm for the word "river." I notated it as two eighth notes, but the way I sing it is a sixteenth note followed by a dotted eighth note. This is a new rhythm pattern and the first part of today's lesson introduces it briefly. You'll also sing the chord progression for the song which uses only the I, IV and V chords for C major which are C, F and G (see explanation if needed). Part two of the lesson (tomorrow) will teach you three simple harmonies that you could sing following the notes in the chord progression.