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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star



Introducing the ascending perfect fifth, do/so (P5). 
Same melody as “Alphabet Song” and “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep.

  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: England/France – Lullaby*
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: ABCCAB
  • Rhythmbeginners: | ta ta ta ta | ta ta ta/a |
  • Pitchesintermediate: do re mi fa so la
  • Intervalsbeginners: do/so
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter; ending a phrase on the second (re), stepping down from the sixth to the tonic (la-do)
  • Key Words: world geography: England, France; lullaby, stars, sky, twinkle, wonder, blazing, sun, shines, traveler, tiny, wonder, spark, dark, blue, curtains, peep, shut, eye, sun

* First published in 1806 as the poem “The Star.” The tune is from a french melody “Ah! vous diral-je, Maman,” later arranged by W. A. Mozart in a set of variations for piano; K 265/300e.

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