Beginners syncopation with the pentatonic scale, arpeggios built on the tonic (Do) and the sixth (La), while contrasting straight and syncopated rhythms.

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  • Grade: Fourth
  • Origin: USA, Kentucky - Play Song
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: staves: ABACD - song: AB, verse/refrain
  • Rhythmbeginners: | ti ti ti/ ri | syncopation, | ti ti ta | ta/a | ti/ ri ta | syncopation
  • Pitches: beginners: La Do Re Mi So La - pentatonic scale
  • Intervalsintermediate: Mi/So, La8\Mi, Do/Mi/So ascending tonic arpeggio, Do\La/Do, Mi\Do\La descending vi arpeggio (Dm), La/Mi, La/Do
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth; tonic arpeggio, vi arpeggio (Dm), contrasting straight rhythms to dotted syncopated rhythms (measures 1/3, 5/7, and 9-12), verse/refrain
  • Key Words: USA history, USA geography: Kentucky, jubilee (50th anniversary), dance tune, jubilee dance, railroad, hard work, farm work, easy work, horse, rocky road, true love, arm, half a chance, up and down, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, contractions: I'd (I would), they'll (they will); abbreviations: swingin' (swinging), crawlin' crawling), darlin' (darling); homonym: see/sea

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