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Little Miss Muffet



Syncopation in 6/8 time, feeling duple meter in 6/8 time, introducing the raised tonic (Di), and a right hand keyboard exercise.

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  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: England – Nursery Rhyme
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: ABCB
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ti ti ti ta ti | syncopation,
    | ti ti ti ti ti ti | ta/_a ti | (_=tie) syncopation
  • Pitchesadvanced: Ti Do Di Re Mi Fa So – raised tonic Di 
  • Intervalsadvanced: Fa\Re, Mi\Do, Do/FaRe\Di/ReRe/So (P4), So\Mi, Re/Fa
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: eighth; tied notes, eighth rest, counting eighth notes, running eighth notes, raised/sharped tonic Di, C#; 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
  • Key Words: world geography: England; tuffet, curds, whey, spider, frightened
  • Keyboard:  intermediate: five finger exercise for right hand – index or middle finger crosses over thumb to play the seventh (Ti), playing C#

tuffet – piece of furniture used as a footstool or low seat.
curds – soft, white substance formed when milk sours for making cheese.
whey – the watery part of milk that remains after the formation of curds.

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