Little Einsteins Theme Song Chords
November 2, 2007 1:35 PM   Subscribe

What are the chords to the "Little Einsteins" theme song? I'm trying to play it in the key of C, it sounds like there's a key change after the RRRRRR part - but i cants figure it out. thanks.

here's the song (from youtube)

here are the lyrics.

"We're going on a trip in our favorite rocket ship,
Zooming through the sky... Little Einsteins
Climb aboard, get ready to explore
There's so much to find, Little Einsteins.
We're going on a mission, start the countdown 5, 4, 3,2,1
Everyone to rocket, rev it up now RRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
We're going on a trip in our favorite rocket ship
Zooming through the sky, Little Einsteins
climb aboard, get ready to explore
There's so much to find, Little Einsteins
come On - Let's Go - Little Einsteins
We need you, Little Einsteins"
posted by mrmarley to Media & Arts (6 answers total)
It switches to the key of Eb.
posted by equalpants at 2:13 PM on November 2, 2007

If I had a recording it would help, but I *think* it takes the fifth (G in the key of C) and makes it the starting note for the melody, which is the third (you start on E to begin with). That would make the chord E flat...?
posted by solotoro at 2:16 PM on November 2, 2007

Whoops, my bad. It starts in A and then switches to C.

(Sorry, I was assuming that you meant that the *first* part was in C--should've checked...)
posted by equalpants at 2:18 PM on November 2, 2007

I also should read closer, since there IS a recording in the question.

So, it's
ADADADE ("We're" -
A ("We're going on a mission" - "54321": I know the bass is playing the A-E interval, but there's something else going on that I can't catch, at least try leaving out the C# and see how it sounds)
E("Everyone to rocket" - "now": and again with the open fifth and something else...)
during RRRRRRRR the bass walks up the scale from E to E

then in C with the same intervals
posted by solotoro at 2:51 PM on November 2, 2007

Yeah, the modulation's a minor third up. Very common. During the "we're going on a mission..." part, the root stays planted but the chord goes up a whole step and back. I guess that makes it a slash chord: I/II. Less common, though I've heard it before. I'd say this is an above-average tune.
posted by Rich Smorgasbord at 4:51 PM on November 2, 2007

Little Einsteins is above average all round really. My 3.75 year old will tell you so.
posted by pivotal at 1:10 AM on November 3, 2007

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