Colorado Trail

Advanced syncopation, descending submediant arpeggio (vi, Am), using an extended pentatonic scale.

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  • Grade: Fifth
  • Origin: USA - Cowboy Song
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: Common Time, 4/4
  • Form: Aa - verse/refrain
  • Rhythm: advanced: | ta/a ti/ ri | syncopation, | ti ta/ ta/a | syncopation, | ta/a ta ta | ta/a/a/a | ti ta/ ta/ ti | syncopation, | ti ta/ ta ta | syncopation, | ta ta ti ta/ | syncopation
  • Pitchesbeginners: La Do Re Mi So La Do - extended pentatonic scale
  • Intervalsintermediate: Mi/So (m3), So\Re (P4),
    La8/Do(m3), Do8\So (P4), La8\Mi (P4), Do\La/Do (m3), La\Mi\Do descending submediant (vi, Am)
  • Musical Elements: notes: whole, half note, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; syncopation, submediant arpeggio, vocal slurs, verse/chorus
  • Key Words: USA history, westward expansion, USA geography: Colorado, Abilene, Texas; lover's lament, cowboy song, morning star, rose cheeks, pretty, God, Almighty, weep, rains, winds, wail, along, lonely night, through, herd, dark, stormy night, dark sky, warm and dry, climate: abbreviation: movin' (a moving); possessive adjective: its; contraction: I'd (I would)

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