Natalies 8th grade flute solo

La Bouffonne

Francois Couperin (1668-1733)

Couperin was born in Paris in 1668, and early on he was a musical genius and became a teacher in his fathers position because he died early on in Couperin's life. He lived in Paris and Versailles teaching harpsichord and the organ. He took over another man's job because he was losing his eyesight and couldn't teach anymore. He taught for many years and while doing so he made many of his famous works. In 1733 he died in Paris, France ending his career... obviously

4th Quarter Solo Project

Friday, April 29th, 12:15pm

1717 40th Avenue South

Fargo, ND

I will be playing the Flute


Treble Clef-A symbol indicating that the second line from the bottom of a staff represents the pitch of G above middle C. Also called G clef.

B flat key- a key where only the note of b is flat

6/8 time- 6 beats per measure, the 8th note gets the beat

multiple measure rest- no playing for more than one rest at a time
metzzo Piano- moderately soft.

breath mark- It directs the performer of the music passage to take a breath
forte- loud

natural- a mark that cancels a sharp or flat

8th note-playing the note for half a beat

dotted quarter notes- added extra beat at the end of the quarter note

quarter notes- one note on every foot tap

8th rests- making no sound for half a beat

dotted quarter rest-an extra beat of silence at the end of the rest

quarter rest- no sound for one beat

tie- playing multiple notes without stop

slur- playing 2 notes of the same note as one

piano- soft

mezzo forte- moderatly loud


I really liked this project because it challenged me with my playing abilities. The song was very fun to play, while still being a little harder that the other songs I have been playing lately.