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Turkey in the Straw


Turkey in the Straw

Repeated rhythm patterns and phrases using arpeggios to extend the vocal range; descending inverted tonic arpeggio, descending tonic arpeggio, repeated pitches of a descending inverted tonic arpeggio do do do\ so so so\ mi mi mi.



Turkey in the Straw

  • Grade: Fourth
  • Origin: USA – Folk Song
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABABCDE
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti ti ti ti ti ti | ta ta ta ti ti | ta ta ta (ta) | ti ti ti ti ta/a |
 | ti ti ti ti ti ti ti ti | ta ti ti ta ti ti |
  • Pitches: advanced: mi fa so do re mi fa so la do
 – extended range
  • Intervals: intermediate: descending inverted tonic arpeggio do\so\mi (P4\m3) FM, so/do (P4), descending tonic arpeggio so\mi\do (m3\M3), 
 mi/so\mi (m3), fa/la\fa (M3), repeated pitches of a descending inverted tonic arpeggio do-do-do\so-so- so\mi-mi-mi (FM)
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth; running eighths, repeated rhythm patterns and phrases, vocal slurs
  • Key Words: turkey, cracked, wagon tongue, milked the goat, monkey, mother-in-law, bay hoss, saw mill, Hootchy-Kootchy, catfish, contractions: swimmin’ – swimming

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