Monday, May 16, 2011

notating "Michael, Row Your Boat Ashore"

Today I found a video that I recorded over a month ago where I show how to notate "Michael, Row Your Boat Ashore" in the key of C major.  I am not sure why I didn't post it.  It could be because it ends very abruptly.  I am posting it today as it will be good practice with notating a song that you already know the melody to.  Try to write it out on staff paper before you watch the video. Don't worry about the rhythms; just try to get the melody down.  The first three notes outline the tonic triad (d, m, s or C, E, G) and the only skips in the melody are between those same three notes.  Everything else is stepwise motion.  Good luck!  The next lesson will add the rhythms.