Advanced syncopated rhythms, pitches, descending tonic and dominant minor seventh arpeggios will challenge your best readers.
- Grade: Kindergarten
- Origin: England, 19th-century Nursery Rhyme
- Key: F Major
- Time: 6/8
- Form: ABCD
- Rhythm: advanced: | ti ti ti ti (ti) ti | ta ti ti (ti) ti |
| ti/ ri ti ti/ ri ti | syncopation, | ti/ ri ti ti ti ri | syncopation, | ta ti ta/ | syncopation
- Pitches: advanced: So La Ti Do Re Mi Fa So
- Intervals: advanced: So/Do, Do\La, Do/So, So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio, La/Fa, Fa\Re\Ti\So descending dominant minor seventh arpeggio
- Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rest: eighth; counting eighth notes, dotted eighth syncopation in 6/8 time, tonic and dominant arpeggios
- Key Words: world geography: England; farming, village, boy, blue, horn, sheep, meadow, cow, corn, haystack
Little Boy Blue was a hayward in the Middle Ages. One of the responsibilities of the village hayward was to blow his horn to give warning that cattle were invading the crops.