Did you know:
“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” is a very old song at 251 years! It was originally a French melody published in 1761. Mozart later arranged the song into the following 12 variations.
1. Play the video in full screen and follow the music.
2. Can you hear when one variation ends and another begins? If you can’t, that’s ok. Pay attention to the top left corner–The variation number will appear there (as a roman numeral).
3. Try and sing the original melody over the other variations.
Which variation do you like the best? Can you explain why you like it?
At your next lesson, tell me which variation is in a minor key.
Just for fun, try singing the melody with these scientific lyrics.
Knowing this stuff may come in handy for a test one day!