Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Oh, dear. Did the Beatles sing a Sol-Mi?

Regarding the whole "Sol-Mi" interval. Love it. And we know that the simple melody in "Rain, Rain, Go Away," and "Starlight, Starbright" are the easiest for little ones to hear and eventually sing on their own. And just like the estranged, singing nun once said, "We'll start at the very beginning."

But as I was doing research on songs in this interval, I came across another interval, which leaves me wondering if we can create a better, and forgive the term, hipper list, of "Sol-mi" songs.

  • The Flintstones theme
  • It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing
  • The Star Wars Theme

Compared to using "Star Wars" as an example, "Starlight, Starbright" just seems a little dull.

So I need your help. Know any songs that feature the Sol-Mi interval? Maybe a Beatles melody, something to really help a new parent say, "a-ha!" I get it!

Comment here, or drop me a note.


Merri said...

This has been driving me crazy since you posted this, Molly! I've been going around, humming all the old Beatles tunes I could think of. (Don't ask - too many to count!)

Anyway, here's what I came up with - "Rig-by" in 'Eleanor Rigby' is a sol-mi interval.

How's that? <:-D

Molly McGinn said...

Ha! Ha! Merri, that's great. I've been racking my brain as well, and will post some of the resources I've found.

Thanks though. I like to keep your brain as musical as possible (not that you need the help).