Buckeye Jim

Syncopation occurring on the second half of the second and fourth beats (and of 2, and of 4), ascending tonic arpeggio within the pentatonic scale.

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  • Grade: Fourth
  • Origin: USA - Folk Song
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: AB - verse/refrain
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ta ta ti ti ti ti | ta ta ta/ ti | syncopation, | ta ta ti ti ta | ta ta (ta) ta | ta ta ti ta/ | syncopation, | ta/a/a/a |
  • Pitchesbeginners: Do Re Mi So La Do - pentatonic scale
  • Intervalsintermediate: Do\La, So\Mi/So, Mi/La\Mi, Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio, So\Do, La\Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: whole, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter, syncopation, tied notes, vocal slurs
  • Key Words: USA history, slaves, impossible dreams, metaphors for impossible things, sacred, after-life, heaven, paradise, hollow log, Blue Jay, green bull frog, weave and spin, moon, spoon, grief, pain, bright, beyond, wings, dream, touch, tender, yonder (down in the valley); contractions: can't (cannot), they'll (they will), don't (do not)

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