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Beginning Clarinet Songbook
Lesson 8, Song 3

Flopsy the Whimsical Clown's Flying Car

Flopsy the Whimsical Clown's Flying Car


Flopsy the Whimsical Clown decided that it was time to leave the circus and pursue his musical dreams. Of course, he will stay in touch with his clown friends and visit the circus for guest performances, but he knew it was time for him to get out in the world and perform in other places. Flopsy was inspired by Clarobotoo's adventures, so he asked Clarobotoo to help him create a flying car. Clarobotoo was happy to help out and the result of their work is shown in the photo above. Flopsy was not very picky about the design. He just wanted the car to have polka-dots.

Remember to play Flopsy the Whimsical Clown's Pitch Naming Games to work on your music reading skills:

Flopsy the Whimsical Clown's Pitch Name Games

Helpful Suggestions

Sound: This piece has a range of C up to open G. You can find the fingerings here. Each phrase gets louder than the last one. Be sure to make a clear difference between the dynamics of piano, mezzo piano, mezzo forte, and forte.

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. Playing along with MetronomeBot's talking metronome in triple meter will help you maintain a steady tempo.
This song includes eighth notes, quarter notes, half notes, and 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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