Yankee Doodle Boy

Raised tonic (Di), repeated rhythm patterns, and an unusual descending minor third Mi\Di.

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  • GradeFourth (4)
  • Origin: George M Cohan - 1904
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABAC
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta/ ti | ti ti ti ti | ta/a | ta/ (ti) | ta ta | ta (ta) | ti/ ri ti ti | syncopation, | ti ta ti | syncopation
  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Ti Do Di Re Mi Fa So 
  • Intervals: intermediate: Re\La/Re (P4), Re\Ti (M3), So/Do (P4), Do/Mi (M3), Mi\Di (m3), Do\La\Do (m3), Re\So (P5), 
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rests: eighth; tied notes, syncopation, repeated rhythmic patterns, running eighth notes, raised tonic Di, 
  • Key Words: United States history, Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, Broadway Musical: "Little Johnny Jones" (Tod Sloan, jockey), English Derby, Uncle Sam, Fourth of July, sweetheart, London, England, ponies, nephew

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