Kinhaven Traditions

Kinhaven Traditions

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Kinhaven Interval Round:

Many of us first learned our intervals using clever mnemonics. Three that come to mind are the tonic-octave-major seventh opening to “Over the Rainbow,” the major sixth of the NBC chimes, and the spooky major second of the theme from Jaws. Kinhaven co-founder Mrs. D combined them all into a fun round that includes the mathematically perplexing statement that you “add a fourth to a fifth for an octave.” Jerry Bidlack first taught us this round in choir practice and it became one of our favorite go-tos when we burst into song at meals or before concerts.