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Charles Gacsi (42523) · [archive]
Style: Acoustic/Folk · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 90
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7


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I believe the song originally came from Italy. It the right setting people hearing the tune become emotional with lots of feeling.

This tune has Relative and Parallel key relationships.

The tune starts in Dm, the Parallel minor of Dmajor. In measure 8 the tune resolves into D major.

Dmajor is the Parallel major of Dm.

One of the characteristics of parallel keys is that they share the same dominant 7th chord. In this specific case, the dominant is A7. That tells us that the harmonic minor is the minor mode being used.

The D major scale is D, E, F#, G, A, B, C#, D.

The D minor scale, harmonic minor mode is D, E, F, G, A, Bb, C#, D

The key signature of Dm is in one flat. Minor key signatures borrow its relative major key signature.

See Lesson #5724 Parallel Major and Minor Keys/Scales and #5725 Relative Major and Minor Keys/Scales for further explanations see paragraph below.

Resources Lessons #8163 Numerical Index or #7402 G. Studies - Skills - Drills - Topic L.

On page two, first page of tab of this lesson, contains the tune's introduction.

Page three has the bulk of the tune.

Page five gives some information about this tune including specific fingerings and comments.