Mademoiselle From Armentieres

Syncopation, dominate octave skip, dominate arpeggio, and feeling duple meter in 6/8 time.

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  • Grade: Fifth
  • Origin: England - Traditional, tune dates from 1830's (French Army), popular during the Franco-Prussian war (1870), and in World War I (1914)
  • Key: F Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: rhythm: AABC - pitches: ABCD
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ti ti ti ta ti | syncopation, | ta/a ti | syncopation, | ta/a/a | ta ti ta ti | syncopation, | ta ti ta/ | ta/ ta/ |
  • Pitchesintermediate: So Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La
  • Intervalsintermediate: Mi/So (m3), Fa\Re, (m3), Mi\Do (M3), Re\Ti\So descending dominate arpeggio (V, C), So/So ascending dominate octave skip
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; tied notes, syncopation, dominate arpeggio, melodic rhythm patterns, 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 Wordsworld history: World War I, world geography: Armentieres, France; language: French: mademoiselle (unmarried woman), Parley voo (respelling of the French - parlez-vous, meaning: do you speak?), Hinky Dinky (person/place of questionable quality), forty years, steady beat; contraction: she's (she was), she'll (she will)
  • Recorder:  intermediate: practicing B flat, descending dominate arpeggio, and ascending dominate octave skip

Armentières: Dutch: a commune in the Nord department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region in northern France. It is part of the Urban Community of Lille Métropole.


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