Sunday, April 24, 2011

sight singing "Crawdad"

The song in this lesson is an old fiddle tune, "Crawdad Song" also called "You Get a Line and I'll Get a Pole".  This song gives you practice sight singing syncopated and dotted rhythms in 4/4 and cut time.  Cut time is when the song is written in 4/4 time and you make the beat the half note rather than the quarter note.  This makes the time signature 2/2 instead of 4/4.  The song is notated  in D major on the bass or F clef and uses only the pentatonic scale tones sl drm sl.  The tonic is D.  Try pausing the video and sight singing the song on your own before watching the video.