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Beginning Clarinet Songbook

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Welcome to the Beginning Clarinet Songbook

Lesson 3: Sound
New Pitches: F, G, and A

Follow the links below for more information on each song, as well as pictures and helpful links.

Song #1: F and G

Song #2: Green Fields in Summer

Song #3: Smooth Sailing

Song #4: Klara Nett's Autumn Song

Song #5: The Barking Dog Duet

Song #6: Clarobotoo's Lovely Home by the Sea

The elements of music in Lesson 3:

Sound: Pitches used in this lesson: C through A
Rhythm: Time signatures used in this lesson: two-four, three-four, four-four
Note values used in this lesson: quarter notes, quarter rests, half notes, half rests
Melody: phrases, breath marks

In lessons 1 and 2 we played the pitches C, D, and E. In this lesson we will learn three new pitches: F, G, and A.

Play the pitch F by covering the thumb hole with your left thumb. To play the pitch G, do not cover any of the tone holes. To play the pitch A, use the first finger of your left hand and press down the top key on the front of the instrument, as shown below.

Fingering for the pitch F Clarinet Fingering Chart Fingering for the pitch G
Flopsy the Whimsical Clown's Pitch Name Games
Fingering for the pitch A

Since these notes use only one or no fingers, you must support the instrument strongly with your right thumb under the thumb rest. Also, use a firm embouchure to help keep the instrument steady.

For the exact fingerings of all clarinet pitches please visit
The site includes online, interactive fingering charts, as well as printable fingering charts.

To learn these notes and improve how quickly you respond to them, play Flopsy the Whimsical Clown's Name the Pitch Games.

For more educational tools for the clarinet, please visit and

Thank you.
Kyle Coughlin


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