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Mastering the ascending perfect fourth (P4) so/do, with a descending tonic arpeggio.

  • Grade: Second
  • Origin: USA – Texas Sharecropper Ballad
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: AB – Verse/Refrain
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ta ti ti ta ta |
    | ti ti ta ta ti ti | ta ta ta ta | ta/a (ta) ta |
    | ta ta (ta) ti ti | ti ti ti ti ta ta |
    | ta ti ti ti ti ti ti | (ta) ti ti ti ti ti ti | ta/a/a/a |
  • Pitchesbeginners: so la ti do re mi
  • Intervals: intermediate: so/do, do\so, do/mi,
    mi\do\so tonic arpeggio, so/ti, so/re
  • Musical Elements: notes: whole, half, quarter, eight; rests: quarter; melodic rhythm patterns, descending tonic arpeggio
  • Key WordsUSA history, Texas, Mexico, sharecroppers, blues, cotton farming, merchant, insects, animal science, black bug, square (plant), family, farmer, mighty, lump, ice, cool, nice, Ford, machine, gasoline, cotton dress, meat, meal, field, bale of cotton, jail

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