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Beginning Clarinet Songbook
Lesson 1, Song 5

The Goat Who Wanted to Have His Clarinet (and eat it, too)

The Goat Who Wanted To Have His Clarinet


A female goat is called a "doe" or "nanny" and a male goat is called a "buck" or "billy." Both male and female goats can have beards. Baby goats are called "kids." Even though goats are famous for having a healthy appetite, it is unlikely that a goat would actually eat a clarinet. I wouldn't trust one around my reeds, though.

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Sound: This piece includes C, D, and E in the lower register. You can find the fingerings here.

Clarinet Fingering Chart

Rhythm: The time signature for this song is three-four time, which means that there are three beats in a measure and the quarter note is equal to one beat. Play along with MetronomeBot's talking metronome in triple meter to keep a steady tempo.
This piece includes quarter notes and quarter rests. The Goat Who Wanted to Have His Clarinet includes rests in the middle of some of the measures. Make sure to count carefully, and use MetronomeBot to help you keep your place.

MetronomeBot Talking Metronome in Three

Melody: The Goat Who Wanted to Have His Clarinet has 2, four-measure phrases. Make sure to breathe deeply at the beginning of the piece, and breathe again at the end of the fourth measure.


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