This Train

Syncopation on the second half of the first beat (& of 1) and repeated melodic rhythm patterns.

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  • Grade: Fifth
  • Origin: USA - African American Spiritual
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: Common Time - 4/4
  • Form: ABCA
  • Rhythmbeginners: | ti ta ti ti ti ti ti | syncopation, | ti ta/a (ta) | syncopation, | ti ti ti ri ti ti ti ti ti | syncopation
  • Pitchesintermediate: So La Do Re Mi So La - extended pentatonic scale
  • IntervalsintermediateMi\Do\La\So descending submediant arpeggio with seventh (vi7, Em7), So/Do (P4), Do/Mi (M3), Mi/So (m3), So\Mi/So (m3), Do\La (m3)
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth, sixteenth; rest: quarter; common time (4/4), syncopation, tied notes, submediant arpeggio with a seventh (vi7, Em7), melodic rhythm patterns
  • Key WordsUSA history, African American history; Underground Railroad, American Civil War, Civil Rights Movement; sacred, character education, bound for glory (Heaven), sin, sinners, gamblers, hypocrites, midnight ramblers, liars, weeping criers, rustlers, sidestreet walkers, two-bit hustlers; contractions: don't (does not)
  • Recorderintermediate: playing in G major, submediant seventh arpeggio (vi7, Em7), syncopation, pentatonic scale

Partner song"Rock-a My Soul"


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