Deep in the Heart of Texas

This song is played at many public events in Texas, especially at RODEO time!

Here is an easy way to play this Texas song, if you know the melody:

Left Hand = C position;

Fifth on LH = C + G;

Second on LH = F + G

Right Hand starts in C position;

then on “gggg…” goes to D position so that the 4th finger is on “g”.  For ending from D position stretch thumb to “c”.

 

MELODY

(LH) Fifth (RH) C C E —-

(LH) Fifth (RH) C C E (“Clap-clap-clap-clap!”)

(RH) GGGG  A E D ——

(LH) Second (RH) B B D —-

(LH) Second (RH) B B D (“Clap-clap-clap-clap!”)

(RH) GGGG  A E C (w/ Fifth on LH)

 

See chart on INTERVALS under “Piano Theory” sidebar for illustration of “Second” and “Fifth”.

 

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