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Hand Me Down My Walkin’ Cane



Through composed chorus to an old spiritual of unknown origin introducing many tied notes, syncopation, and the perfect fourth, P4, do/fa.

  • Grade: Third
  • Origin: USA – Traditional – attributed to James Bland
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: through composed
  • Rhythmintermediate: (tied notes) | ta/a_|_ti ti ti ti | | ta/a_|_ta ti ti | ta/a_|_ta/ ti |  ti ti ti ti | ti ti ti ti ri | ti ta ti | syncopation
  • Pitchesbeginners: so do re mi fa
  • Intervals: beginners: so/do/mi ascending tonic arpeggio in 1st position, do/fa
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth, sixteenth; pickup beat, tied notes, syncopation
  • Key Words: sacred, hand, down, cane, midnight, train; abbreviation: walkin’ (walking), goin’ (going), ’cause (because); contraction; I’m ( I am)

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