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Little Bo Peep



Introducing the dotted quarter note, syncopation in 6/8, using all the pitches of the major scale, counting eighth notes, and uncommon intervals, a challenge for intermediate readers.

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  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: England – Old Nursery Rhyme
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: ABCD
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ti ti ti ta ti | syncopation, | ta/ ta/ | ta ti ta/ | syncopation, | ta/ ta (ti) | ta ti ta ti | syncopation
  • Pitches:  intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do, all the pitches of the major scale
  • Intervalsintermediate: So/Do, Do8\MiMi/Ti, So\Re, So\Mi, Mi/La
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: eighth; uncommon intervals, vocal slur, 6/8 time: eighth note receives one beat, divisions of a dotted quarter note: three eights (3 ti’s), feeling duple meter (2) in 6/8: where three eights would be a triplet if the beat is represented by a dotted quarter
  • Key Words: world geography: England; sheep. nursery rhymes, wagging, dreamt, bleating, fleeting, crook, determined, they’d, stray, meadow, espied, hillocks, shepherdess, sheep farming, bleeding heart, joke; contraction: they’ll (they will); abbreviation: ’em (them)

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