Keep On The Sunny Side

Harmonic Analysis Worksheet (RMA/HA)

Published: 23 Mar 2023 Updated: 23 Mar 2023Visits: 2Code: ULHA-YB-142a

Topic: Harmonic-Analysis Instruments: ANY Subjects: Theory • Progressions • Harmony • Analysis • Rma

Harmonic Analysis (RMA) Worksheet for the song: Keep On The Sunny Side.

Keep On The Sunny Side

Keep On The Sunny Side also known as Keep on the Sunny Side of Life, is a popular American song originally written in 1899 by Ada Blenkhorn (1858–1927) with music by J. Howard Entwisle (1866–1903). The song was popularized in a 1928 recording by the Carter Family. A recording of the song with The Whites was featured in the 2000 movie O Brother, Where Art Thou?.

A variant, "Stay on the Sunny Side", is sometimes sung as a campfire song. It features only the chorus, with some altered lyrics ("You'll feel no pain as we drive you insane"), with knock-knock jokes being told between choruses. WikipediA :

Keep On The Sunny Side is in the The Daily Ukulele 365 Songs for Better Living book.

Strum a different song every day with easy arrangements of 365 of your favorite songs in one big songbook! The Daily Ukulele features ukulele arrangements with melody, lyrics and uke chord grids and are in ukulele-friendly keys that are particularly suited for groups of one to one hundred to play and sing.

Harmonic Analysis (HA)

A Harmonic Analysis (RMA/HA) and its worksheet are intended to show the function of the chords, the harmonic principles used, the keys and tonalities the song explores. And, can be used for scale selections and chord and scale substitutions.

A Harmonic Analysis Worksheet is NOT intended to be a leadsheet and minimal leadsheet information such repeats, fines, D.S., D.C., codas have been used in preparing the worksheets.

1st, 2nd Ending, Turnbacks …

The worksheets will show 1st, 2nd Ending, Turnbacks, etc. You should start to recognize that 1st endings typically always return to an previous or section. With a 2nd ending, a transition to different section, a or chorus. Harmonic Principles are used for these repeats and transitions.

If these 1st, 2nd Ending, Turnbacks are not indicated then a Turnback chord(s) will be indicated in parentheses.

Reference Key

This is the key of the source leadsheet.

  • Keep On The Sunny Side is in 4/4, Common Time and the Key of F .

Harmonic Principles Used:

Chords

F Bb C7 G7 F7

Theses and many other chords where covered in the Learn A Chord A Day series of lessons.

Starting Melody Note and 1st Interval

  • Start on P5 ↑ P4.
  • INTERVALS: Root=note that begins a scale of the starting key; C is C, D is D, Am is a, Em is E, etc... m=minor; M=Major; P=Perfect; D=Diminished; A=Augmented. • ↑ is up/ascending; ↓ is down/descending;

    Harmonic Analysis (HA) Worksheet

    F
    Bb
    F
    F
    C7
    I
    IV
    I
    I
    V
    C7
    F
    C7
    F
    V
    I
    V
    I
    F
    Bb
    F
    G7
    C7
    I
    IV
    I

    II7
    (V of V)

    V

    G Mix

    F
    F7
    Bb
    F
    G7
    C7
    F
    I

    I7
    (V of IV)

    IV
    I

    II7
    (V of V)

    V
    I

    G Mix

    Scale Selection

    Once a Harmonic Analysis has been completed then scale selections can be made. These scale selections can be either vertical and horizontal choices.

    Checkout LESSONSeries : Harmonic Analysis for Scale and Chord Selection or download the Harmonic Analysis for Scale and Chord Selection book.

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    Performance Notes

    Links & Resources

    End of Lesson - Thanks, Hope You Enjoyed It!

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    The Daily Ukulele

    Updated: 05 May 2022

    Strum a different song every day with easy arrangements of 365 of your favorite songs in one big songbook! The Daily Ukulele features ukulele arrangements with melody, lyrics and uke chord grids and are in ukulele-friendly keys that are particularly suited for groups of one to one hundred to play and sing.

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