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Giddy Up, Little Horses



Introducing syncopation, the dotted quarter, and a melody transitioning from a center of mi to do in the pentatonic scale.

  • Grade: Second
  • Origin: Tennessee, USA – Folk Song
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • Form: ABaC
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ti ti ta ta | ta ta ta |
    | ti ta/ ta | syncopation, | ta (ta) ti ti |
  • Pitchesbeginners : mi so la do re mi – pentatonic scale
  • Intervalsintermediate: do/mi, do\la, so\mi, mi/so, la/do
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; pickup beat, vocal slur, syncopation; melody begins centered around the third (mi) evoking a feeling of sadness during the first three phrases before ending on the true tonic (do)
  • Key Words: moving west, country life, horses, hungry, eat, hay, pony, darling, feed, belongings, ride, lonely, cabin, home, courting song, contraction: ain’t (are not)

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