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Middle School Chorus

The Middle School Chorus Sings: THE MANGO SONG

One of our newest rounds- The Mango Song.
See if you can sing along:

Mango,
Kiwi,
Pineapple,
Banana-mmmm.

You might notice that the tricky rhythm during the “Kiwi” section makes it hard to keep the groove going as soon as you start singing it as a round. That’s because “Kiwi” falls on the offbeats of the measure. The musical word to describe this phenomena is: Syncopation.

Syncopation was the basis for Ragtime music, which was a predecessor of what we think of as “Jazz” today! And for those of you involved with “Down By the Bayou,” you’ll find syncopation in our Dixieland Music as well!

ENJOY!

By folsommusicians

Kindergarten through 8th grade general music, band, and chorus students!

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