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Beginning Clarinet Songbook
Lesson 3, Song 3

Smooth Sailing

Smooth Sailing

 

Helpful Suggestions

Sound: This piece includes the pitches C through A in the lower register. You can find the fingerings here.

Clarinet Fingering Chart

Rhythm: Your time signature is three-four time, which means that there are three beats in a measure and the quarter note is equal to one beat.
It will help to play along with MetronomeBot's talking metronome in triple meter.
This piece consists of quarter notes, quarter rests, and half notes.

MetronomeBot Talking Metronome in Three

Melody: This piece consists of 2, four-measure phrases. Make sure to breathe where it is marked.
Notice that the melodic line is always moving up or down in Smooth Sailing. There are no repeated pitches. Make sure to tongue lightly and connect the pitches smoothly.

Flopsy the Whimsical Clown's Pitch Name Games

Have Fun!

 

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