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Your class can think about the American Old West as they listen for dynamics, articulation, rhythm, and tempo in the Aaron Copland song, "Billy The Kid." They'll explore how Copland uses music to create an image of life for an outlaw in the Old West. The related worksheet helps them identify musical elements as they listen to each movement. Some great pictures, article, and book suggestions are also listed.