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Shoot the Buffalo


Descending tonic arpeggios and a descending tonic octave skip.


Descending tonic arpeggios and a descending tonic octave skip.

  • Grade: Fifth
  • Origin: USA – Traditional
  • Key: E Flat Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: Aa
  • Rhythmbeginners: | ta ti ta ti | ta/ ta ti | ta/a ti ti |
  • Pitchesintermediate: ti do re mi fa so la ti do
  • Intervals: intermediate: m3: so\mi, do8\la;
    M3: do/mi; P4: re/so; P5: so\do; P8: do\dodescending tonic octave skip, so\mi\do descending tonic arpeggio
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, tied note, tonic octave skip, tonic arpeggio, multiple endings; expression: gingerly
  • Key Words: USA geography: Georgia, Texas, Ohio; dearest, present, far-off, distant, knit, sew, plow, ramble, canebrake (thick, dense growth of cane or sugarcane), scratch, together, potato patch, clothing, log cabins, blessed, wander; contraction: we’ll (we will), it’s (it is)

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