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Happy Birthday to You, also known more simply as Happy Birthday, is a song that is traditionally sung to celebrate the anniversary of a person's birth. According to the 1998 Guinness Book of World Records, "Happy Birthday to You" is the most recognized song in the English language, followed by "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" and "Auld Lang Syne". The song's base lyrics have been translated into at least 18 languages.
Performance Notes for
Here is how I remember the melody of Happy Birthday:
- Song starts on the 5th of the key of the song. Plays that note twice and then a up a perfect 4th and down 1/2 step
- repeat, then up a perfect 5th, done 1/2 step)
- then repeat again and up an octave
- The octave (8) is the fifth of a descending major triad, the I chord, then descending 1/2 step, then to whole step.
- up a major sixth. This ones sounds a little dissonant. Then down 1/2 step and to root of key/scale, up M2 and back - DONE
- Happy Birthday - Key of F
- Happy Birthday - Key of C
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Song Files for: Happy Birthday
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Happy Birthday - Key of F
Chords and melody lead sheet in the key of F. Standard music notation and TAB for C tuning.
Happy Birthday - Key of C
Chords and melody lead sheet in the key of C. Standard music notation and TAB for C tuning.
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