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Junior Piano Performance Level 1: Go Tell Aunt Rhody

Go Tell Aunt Rhody is a folk song of American origin from the nineteenth century. The song is much older originating as a Gavotte in an Opera from 1752 called Le devin du village (The Village Soothsayer) by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. The theme can be found on page 72 of the music which can be viewed on IMSLP or via this link.


  • Keyboard with full size keys, digital piano, studio piano or an acoustic piano (Link: Explanation).

Learning Objectives

The learning objective sets the reasons for learning this piece. It does not cover all reasons, only the most important ones.


  • Play in 4 beats per bar

  • Play using piano and forte

  • Play using staccato and legato

Performance Skills

  • Keep the beat

  • Don't stop

  • Introduce a performance

Demonstration Video


Chris Caton-Greasley LLCM(TD) MA (Mus)(Open)

Ethnographic Musicologist, Teacher, Researcher

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