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"Little Boy Blue"
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Advanced syncopated rhythms, pitches, descending tonic and dominant minor seventh arpeggios will challenge your best readers.

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Description
 
  • Grade: Kindergarten

  • Origin: England, 19th-century Nursery Rhyme

  • Key: F Major

  • Time: 6/8

  • Form: ABCD

  • Rhythm: advanced: | ti ti ti ti (ti) ti | ta ti ti (ti) ti |
    | ti/ ri ti ti/ ri ti | syncopation, | ti/ ri ti ti ti ri | syncopation, | ta ti ta/ | syncopation

  • Pitches: advanced: So La Ti Do Re Mi Fa So

  • Intervals: advanced: So/Do, Do\La, Do/So, So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio, La/Fa, Fa\Re\Ti\So descending dominant minor seventh arpeggio

  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, sixteenth; rest: eighth; counting eighth notes, dotted eighth syncopation in 6/8 time, tonic and dominant arpeggios

  • Key Words: world geography: England; farming, village, boy, blue, horn, sheep, meadow, cow, corn, haystack

Little Boy Blue was a hayward in the Middle Ages. One of the responsibilities of the village hayward was to blow his horn to give warning that cattle were invading the crops.


 
 


"Little Boy Blue"

Little Boy Blue,
Come blow your horn,
The sheep's in the meadow,
The cow's in the corn;
Where is that boy
Who looks after the sheep?
Under the haystack
Fast asleep.

 

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rhythm

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pitch numbers

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solfeggio

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letter names

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