Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Introducing the ascending perfect fifth, Do/So (P5). 
Same melody as "Alphabet Song" and "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep."

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  • 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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