Sheet Music: Au clair de la lune

TitleAu clair de la lune
ComposerTraditional French
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyA major
Time signature4/4
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2009-04-29
Last updated2009-04-29
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Nursery rhymes, Traditional/Folk


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Wednesday 29 April 2009

Tune of the Day: Au clair de la lune

Traditional French folk song

This is a simple folk song dating back to the eighteenth century. The author is unknown. Its melody is commonly taught to beginner students of various instruments, as it provides an easy way for students to become comfortable with how notes are played.

So here is our version of the song. The fact that it is in A major (3 sharps) should pose no problem, as you will only have to play three notes, namely A, B and C#. What you might like to try next is mentally transposing the tune to other keys. It's actually really simple: you just have to figure out what the first three notes of a given key are, and use them to play the melody.