California Song, The

Five note ascending tonic arpeggio extends the vocal range.

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  • Grade: Fourth
  • Origin: USA - Folk Song
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 2/2 counted in 4/4
  • Form: AB verse/refrain
  • Rhythmbeginners: | ta ta ti ti ti ti | ta ta ta ta | ta ti ti ta ti ti | ta ta ta ti ti | ta ti ti ta ta | ta/a ta/a | ta/a/a ta | ta/a/a ti ti | ti ti ta ta ti ti |
  • Pitches: intermediate: So Do Re Mi So La - pentatonic scale
  • Intervalsadvanced: Mi/So, So\Mi/So, So\Re/So, Do\So, So/Do/Mi/So8/Do8 ascending tonic arpeggio, Do8\La, So/Do8, So8\Mi\Do\So descending tonic arpeggio, Do8\Mi
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, ascending and descending arpeggios, 2/2 counted in 4/4, verse/refrain
  • Key Words: USA geography, Sacramento, CA, Sacramento River, USA gold rush, gold mining, journey, promised land, golden ore, shore, thar (there), whar (where), iron bar, spade, pick, lumps, brick, heave a sigh, bye and bye, shed, patiently, expect, coarsest, fare, wolves, howl, mountains, heigh, Frisco (San Francisco)

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