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Lone Star Trail



Mastering the intervals of the tonic chord with a descending dominant octave skip. How does adding the passing tones fa (4th) and re (2nd), to the end, change the feeling of the tune.

  • Grade: Second
  • Origin: USA – American Cowboy Song
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABbC
  • Rhythmbeginners: | ti ti ti ti | ta ta | ta ti ti | ta/a |
  • Pitchesbeginners: so do re mi fa so – adding the 4th (fa) to the pentatonic scale
  • Intervalsintermediate: so/do, do/mi, mi\so, do/mi/so ascending tonic arpeggio, so\so descending dominate octave skip
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, tied note, descending octave skip, ascending tonic arpeggio
  • Key Words: cowboy life, western, Texas, Lone Star State, Lone Star Trail, trail, punching cattle, yippy, daylight, moon, shining, bright, bacon, beans, prairie, hay, cowboy food; abbreviations: morn (morning), punchin’ (punching); contraction: wouldn’t (would not)

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