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French Cradle Song



Introducing a dotted quarter in 6/8; ritardando and fermata, with a new interval so\re. 

  • Grade: First
  • Origin: French Folk Song (French Cradle Song)
  • Key: G Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: AaBbAa
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ta ti ta ti | ti ti ti ta ti | ti ti ti ta/ | ti ti ti ti ti ti |
  • Pitchesbeginners: do re mi fa so
  • Intervalsbeginners: mi\do, so\re
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; ritardando, fermata
  • Key Words: lullaby, France, sleep, brother, mother, tenderly, evening, Pierrot (a stock comic character of old French pantomime usually having a whitened face and wearing loose white clothes)
  • Keyboard: intermediate: excellent five finger exercise for left/right and two hands at the same time.
  • Recorder: intermediate: wonderful exercise for mastering left hand pitches, following the color coded Beginning Recorder Songs.

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