Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis

Extended range skipping and stepping, sometimes chromatically with a raised supertonic (2, Ri) and dominate (5, Si), up and down the staff.

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  • Grade: Fifth
  • OriginChorus: words: Andrew B. Sterling; music: Kerry Mills (1904), celebrating the Louisiana Purchase Exposition - "St. Louis World's Fair"
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 3/4
  • FormChorus: AaBa
  • Rhythmbeginners: | ta/a ta | ta ta/a | ta/a/a | ta (ta) (ta) | ta ta ta |
  • Pitchesadvanced: Do Re Mi Fa So Si La Ti Do Re Ri Mi - raised/sharp dominate (5, Si) and supertonic (2, Ri)extended range
  • IntervalsadvancedSi/Mi8 (M6)Mi8\Do8\So descending tonic arpeggio (I, C) La/Do8 (m3), La/Re (P4), Re8/Ri8 (m2), Ri8/Mi (m2), Mi/Mi8 (P4). Mi\La (P5), La\Si (m2), Si/La (m2), Re8\So (P5), So/Do8 (P4)
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, quarter; rest: quarter; tied notes, melodic rhythm patterns, moving chromatically (by half steps), raised/sharp supertonic and dominate, stepping and skipping up and down the staff
  • Key WordsUSA history: Louisiana Purchase, President Thomas Jefferson, Louis and Clark Expedition, Louisiana Purchase Exposition - "St. Louis World's Fair," USA geography: Louisiana, St. Louis, Missouri; Hoochee-Koochee (belly dance), tootsie-wootsie (loved one), lie-skee (slang for lie), die-skee (slang for die), dash (dance), congregation (church members)
  • Recorderadvanced: practicing G# and high D# and E, moving chromatically, improving finger dexterity stepping and skipping up and down the staff

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