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I Had a Little Nut Tree



Two arpeggios, melodic rhythm patterns and a diminished seventh.

  • Grade: Second
  • Origin: England – Nursery Rhyme, melody: Traditional
  • Key: E Flat Major and C Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABAC
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti ta ta | ti ti ti ti ta/a | ti ti ti ti ta/ ti  | ti ti ti ti ta ti ti | ti ti ta ta/ ti |
  • Pitches: intermediate: do re mi fa so la do
  • Intervals: intermediate: do/mi/so ascending tonic arpeggio, la/do8, do8\so, so\mi, re/fa, fa\re\ti descending arpeggio (dvii-diminished seventh, Dd), mi/la, la\fa, tonic (I) and leading tone (vii) arpeggios
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, melodic rhythm patterns
  • Key Words: world geography: England, Spain; earth science, nut tree, bearing fruit, nutmeg, golden pear, king, daughter, sake, crimson, coal black, princess, fruit, never

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