Quiz time! (I'm totally a copycat)

Pam has been doing occasional quizzes on her blog, and they're really fun, so I'm swiping her latest idea!* She recently listed sets of pitches and asked her readers to come up with names of songs that start out with those pitches. They aren't necessarily in the right key, but the intervals are as they should be. I'm totally ripping off this idea and doing the same thing, though of course I'm picking different tunes. The person who guesses the most gets a prize...I don't know what it will be, but I guess that depends on the winner. I can figure out those details later. Anyway, here are some guidelines:

-Every group of pitches is from the beginning of whatever song or piece I chose.
-There are a variety of genres represented here. In other words, it's not all classical.
-You have until 5pm this Sunday (June 3) to make your guesses.
-Bonus points for thinking of more than one tune for a particular group of pitches.
-Sometimes I used the correct key, and sometimes not (like when I didn't know for sure).


1. EBBA

2. ED#EG

3. E-flat G E-flat B-flat

4. EBAB

5. CGFE

6. GGAB

Have at it, folks!

*It seems this is harder than I thought it would be, so I'm going to include some hints for you. Of course, you don't have to come up with the exact tunes I had in mind. That's part of the fun: finding more than one tune for each set of pitches. In any case, maybe this will help:

#1 is the beginning of a lullaby about four-legged creatures.
#2 is a famous tune from a popular children's show on PBS.
#3 is a theme from a symphony.
#4 is a the theme from a TV show that is no longer running.
#5 is a song from an Audrey Hepburn movie.
The obvious choice for #6 is Yankee Doodle, true, but what I originally had in mind is a tune by J.S. Bach.

Comments

Tooz said…
I think the last one might be Yankee Doodle. Or are these supposed to be classical music?
pamigelsrud said…
hey suze - wow - this is a lot harder than i realized! i can totally think of melodies for #2 & #3, but i can't think of the names!! still working on it... :-)
Animal said…
Yeah, I agree: with no rhythm, this is HARD! #1 is from the beginning of a modal melody from the Ottman ET text...but I doubt that's what you're looking for! #6 is totally "Yankee Doodle," but I think it could also be "How Dry I Am." Still working...
Oma said…
#3 is a hymn. I don't remember the name and I can't find my hymnal (When can I ever find anything?) but it continues G up to E flat, then D, C. B flat, A flat, G, F...

That's probably not the song you meant.
pamigelsrud said…
#1 - Gavotte (Lully) from Suzuki Violin Book 2

#2 - Fum Fum Fum (On December 5 and 20 Fum Fum Fum!)

#3 - I KNOW this is a hymn, but I just can't figure out what it's name is. It goes: Eb G Eb Bb G Eb (up 8ve) D C Bb Ab G F F G Eb C (up 8ve) Bb A F F (up 8ve) Eb D C Bb...

#4 - ??

#5 - ??

#6 - Yankee Doodle :-)

Oh shoot! Did you say 5pm?? Oops...

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