Get On Board

Advanced syncopation on the second quarter of the second beat, the second half of the second beat, and the second half of the first beat.

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  • Grade: Fourth
  • Origin: USA - African American Spiritual, cir. 1872
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABA, refrain/verse/refrain
  • Rhythmadvanced: | ta/ ti ri | ti ti ri ti/ | syncopation, | ti ta ti | syncopation, | ti ti ti ri ti | ta (ti) ti | ti ti ti/ ri | syncopation
  • Pitchesbeginners: So La Do Re Mi
  • Intervalsintermediate: Mi\Do\La descending vi arpeggio (Em), La/Do, Do/Mi, Mi\Do\So descending tonic arpeggio, So/Do, Do\La, Do\So - contrasting the descending intervals Do\La and Do\So
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rest: eighth; pickup beat, fermata, Da Capo al Fine, Fine, two double barlines, syncopation
  • Key Words: USA history, sacred, Civil Rights song, Underground Railroad, African American history, gospel train, whistle, curve, loosened, steam engine, steam brakes, nerve, fare, cheap, rich, poor, second class, aboard, difference; abbreviations; comin' (coming), blowin' (blowing), rumblin' (rumbling)strainin' (straining), ev'ry (every); contractions: there's (there is), train's (train is), she's (she is)

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