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"Little Miss Muffet"


"Little Miss Muffet"
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"Little Miss Muffet" Lyrics, Text Format

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

  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ta ti | syncopation,
    | ti ti ti ti ti ti | ta/_a ti | syncopation

  • Pitches: advanced: Ti Do Di Re Mi Fa So - raised tonic Di

  • Intervals: advanced: Fa\Re, Mi\Do, Do/Fa, Re\Di/Re, Re/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: where three eights would be a triplet if the beat is represented by a dotted quarter

  • 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.


"Little Miss Muffet"

Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey;
There came down a spider,
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.


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