Thursday, August 4, 2011
sight singing "Clementine" melody
Today's lesson gives you sight singing practice in D major with a compound meter. The time signature is 9/8 which means that there are 9 eighth notes in each measure and the dotted quarter note gets the beat. The melody is a combination of stepwise motion and skips that outline the I (one) and V7 (five seven) chords. In the key D major the I chord is D (D, F#, A) and the V7 chord is A7 (A, C#, E, G).