Sunday, March 7, 2010

Music Tip #29 The "do" pitch

We’ve talked about the sol, mi and la pitches. There is another pitch I want to teach you but first you need to sing “Ring Around the Rosies” to yourself. What were the main 3 pitches? Of course, sol mi and la. But what about the very last pitch of the song, the one that goes down very low. What pitch is it? It’s “do”, as in doe, a deer a female deer…(from the song Do, Re, Mi). Not counting the early preschool songs that only contain sol, mi and la, most songs end on the pitch “do” because that is what makes the song sound finished.
Mary Had a Little Lamb, London Bridge, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, hundreds of songs end on do. It is the first and last note of the scale. It is the tonic note and it sounds complete and right to end on it.

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