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Oh, Dear What Can the Matter Be?



Introducing 6/8 time, running eighth notes, and a descending tonic arpeggio. This one is just for the girls.

  • Grade: First
  • Origin: English Folk Song, Traditional
  • Key: E Flat Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: ABACDEDC
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ta/ ta/ | ti ti ti ti ti ti | ta/a ta | ta/a/a | running eighth notes
  • Pitches: intermediate: la do re mi fa so do – adding fa to the pentatonic scale
  • Intervals: intermediate: so\mi, mi/do, do\so\mi\do, descending tonic arpeggio, do/fa, fa\re, re/so, do\la, la/do
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth, running eighth notes; refrain/verse, extending the vocal range, D.C. al Fine, Fine
  • Key Words: Valentines, courting song, English rhyme song, trinket, matter, tease, promised, ribbons, bonnie brown, flowers, posies, lilies, roses, straw, tie

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