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Beginning Clarinet Songbook
Lesson 6, Song 4

Flopsy the Whimsical Clown's Magical Waltz

Flopsy the Whimsical Clown's Magical Waltz


A waltz is a kind of dance that is in three-four time. People have been waltzing for over 200 years. When Flopsy waltzes, magical things happen. When you play this song, magical things will happen.

Helpful Suggestions

Sound: This piece emphasizes the pitch Low A. You can find the fingerings here.
Flopsy the Whimsical Clown's Magical Waltz begins piano and is forte in the second half of the piece. Start softly so you can make a good dynamic contrast in measure 9.

Clarinet Fingering Chart

Rhythm: This song is a waltz, so therefore the 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 and accurate rhythms.
This song consists of quarter notes and dotted half notes. Be sure to count carefully on the dotted half notes.

MetronomeBot Talking Metronome in Three

Melody: This piece consists of 4, four-measure phrases. Breathe deeply where it is marked.


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