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Beginning Clarinet Songbook
Lesson 4, Song 1

The Orchid's Lullaby

The Orchid's Lullaby


The orchid is a flowering plant that has over 20,000 different species. Orchids grow in many parts of the world, but are most common in the tropical regions of Central America, South America, and Asia. They are beautiful flowers and are very popular with flower growers. Many orchids have a lovely scent and some are used in the creation of perfume. The Vanilla plant (used to flavor ice cream and other foods) is a kind of orchid.

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Sound: This piece uses pitches C through G 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. Play along with MetronomeBot's talking metronome in triple meter to help yourself maintain a steady tempo.
This song introduces dotted half notes and also includes quarter notes and half notes. Make sure to hold the dotted half note in measure 2 for three full beats. In measure 4, you will have to cut the dotted half note short to breathe, but you must enter in the next measure on beat 1. Using MetronomeBot will help you greatly with this song.

MetronomeBot Talking Metronome in Three

Melody: This piece consists of 4, four-measure phrases. Make sure to breathe where it is marked.


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