Row Row Polyphony: The Mouse Ran Up the Clock!

Row Row Polyphony:¬†“An imitative polyphony can best be described as when you were younger in music class and the teacher would have one side of the class start singing “row row row your boat” and then part way through the song have the other half of the class start singing from the beginning. It is basically two similar melodies sung at the same time, but at different points.” (2.5 stars).

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For this assignment, I took a trip back to pre-school and started using some nursery rhymes! A polyphony is a repeated song or rhyme. I wanted to use a different song rather than choosing the used “Row Row Row”, so I used “Hickory Dickory Dock”. First, I recorded myself singing the nursery rhyme in Audacity. I then copied it twice and pasted it onto another line. Then I used the Time Shift¬†tool (It is a double sided arrow), and moved the second one to the right, and the third one a little further. I then downloaded the instrumental “Hickory Dickory Dock” and added that to the background. I turned down the sound of the actual song itself so you would hear my polyphony in action.

It was a fun assignment. These songs are always cool to hear so I thought it would be interesting to create my own one! I did travel down memory lane because while looking at songs to choose, it all reminded me of a book I had when I was younger that had all nursery rhymes in it. I know I sang them all!


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