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Old Chisholm Trail, The



Practicing two perfect fourths: do/fa, so\re, the perfect fifth: do/so, and the subdominant arpeggio do/fa/la.

  • Grade: Second
  • Origin: USA – Cowboy Song
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: AB – verse/refrain
  • Rhythmbeginners: | ti ti ta ta ta | ti ti ti ti ta ta |
    | ti ti ti ti ti ti ti ti | ta ti ti ta ti ti | ti ti ta ta ta ta | ta/a/a ta |
  • Pitches: beginners: do re mi fa so la
  • Intervals: intermediate: do/so, so\re, fa\re, do/fa/la ascending subdominant arpeggio (IV, G)
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, verse/refrain, subdominant arpeggio do/fa/la
  • Key Words: USA geography: Texas; USA history: Chisholm Trail, cowboy song, trail song, round-up, cowboy life, troubles, ten dollar horse, October, herd, morning, daylight, driving cattle, moon shine, bright, prairie, bacon, beans, cow tail; abbreviations: ridin’ (riding), punchin’ (punching), ol’ (old), drivin’ (driving); contraction: I’m (I am), it’s (it is), I’d (I would); hyphenated: twenty-third

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