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This Old Man
Song Analysis
Grade Level
K - 2
Tonal Center
do
Scale
Hexachord
Range
M6
Tone Set
Drmfsl
Melodic Motive(s)
Melodic Elements
fa
Melodic Context
r-m-f
Rhythmic Element(s)
 
 
Original Starting Pitch
C
Partwork
Form Analysis
A(ab)B(cd)
Form Type
Strophic with refrain
Rhythm Set
ta
ti-ti
ti
tiri-tiri
tiri-ti
eighth rest

Source
Seeger, Ruth Crawford. American Folk Songs for Children. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1948.

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Region
Widespread

Origin
Anglo-American

Song Type(s)
Children's song


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