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Court of King Carraticus, The



Mastering two syncopated rhythm patterns, in two time signatures, then adding beats to one with each additional verse. A test for ones memory and diction.

  • Grade: Third
  • Origin: USA – Nonsense Memory Song
  • Key: C Major
  • Time3/4 and 4/4
  • Form: AABA
  • Rhythm: advanced: 4/4 | ti ta ti ta ti/ ri | syncopation, 3/4 | ti ri ti ri ti ri ti (ti) ti | syncopation3/4 measure accumulates beats as verses are added
  • Pitchesintermediate: do re mi so la ti do
  • Intervals: intermediate: so\do, so/do, do\la, so\mi, mi/so
  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rest: eighth; pickup beat, multiple time signature changes, syncopation in 3/4 and 4/4, double bar, ending double bar
  • Key Words: playground song, camp song, play song, memory song, accumulative song, enunciation, diction, verses accumulate, nonsense song, court, palace, courtly, King’s Court, ladies of the court, ladies of the palace, powdered noses, powder, powdered faces, Queen’s Court, queen’s ladies

Excellent tune to practice diction and enunciation.

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