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Beginning Clarinet Songbook
Lesson 3, Song 5

The Barking Dog Duet

Bartok, the Barking Dog


The dog in the picture above is a border collie named Bartok. He is a very smart dog and has good rhythm, too. He is named after a famous composer named Bela Bartok.

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

Clarinet Fingering Chart

Rhythm: Your time signature is four-four time, which means that there are four beats in a measure and the quarter note is equal to one beat.
This song uses a combination of quarter notes, quarter rests, and half notes. Use MetronomeBot's talking metronome in quadruple meter for better counting and tempo.
There are many quarter rests in this song. Make sure to hold each quarter note one full beat, especially when it is followed by a quarter rest. For example, the first note is a quarter note and it is followed by a quarter rest on beat 2. Cut off the first quarter note exactly at the beginning of beat 2.

MetronomeBot Talking Metronome in Four

Melody: The Barking Dog Duet is composed of 2, four-measure phrases. Make sure to breathe where it is marked.


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