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Reuben’s Coming



Introducing the subdominant (4th, fa), with a half note and an ascending tonic arpeggio.

  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: USA – Traditional
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: AaB
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ta ti ti | ti ti ti ti | ta/a_|_a ti ti| (_=tie)
  • Pitchesintermediate: do mi fa so – introduces the 4th, fa
  • Intervalsintermediate: do/mi/so ascending tonic arpeggio, mi\do
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, tied note, introduces half note, introducing the subdominant (4th, fa), tonic arpeggio
  • Key Words: parts of a locomotive engine; throttle, boiler, wheels, rail, whistle, trains, train tracks, miles, wreck, neck, hair, head, thousand (1000)
  • Keyboardbeginners: four finger exercise for the right, left, and two hands together

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