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Aiken Drum




What rhythmic change is made in the chorus? How often does it occur?

  • Grade: Fourth
  • Origin: United Kingdom, Scotland – Folk Song
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: Aa – verse/chorus
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ti ti ti ti | ti ti ti ti ri | ta (ti) ti ri | ta ti ti | ta ti ti ri |
  • Pitches: intermediate: so do re mi fa so
  • Intervals: intermediate: mi\do, do/fa, fa\re, re\so, so/do
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth, sixteenth; rest: eighth; pickup beat, vocal slur
  • Key Words: world geography, Scotland, United Kingdom, Jacobite Rising, Battle of Sheriffmuir, nonsense song, moon, ladie (ladle/spoon), cream cheese, hat, coat, roast beef, button, penny leaves, breeches (pants), haggis bags (bags made from sheep organs)

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