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Beginning Clarinet Songbook
Lesson 9, Song 1

A Shady City of Palm Trees

A Shady City of Palm Trees


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There are two versions of A Shady City of Palm Trees. The only difference between the two versions is where the slurs occur.

Sound: This piece has a range of low A to open G. You can find the fingerings here. The piece is marked mezzo forte from start to finish.

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. Playing along with Talking MetronomeBot in quadruple meter will help you maintain a steady tempo and accurate rhythms. Always tap your foot to the beat.
The note values consist of quarter notes, quarter rests, half notes, dotted half notes, and a whole note.

MetronomeBot Talking Metronome in Four

Melody: This piece consists of 4, four-measure phrases. Version 1 of this song has each phrase slurred from start to finish. Version 1 1/2 of this song has several breaks in the slurs of each phrase. Make sure to tongue only at the beginning of each slur.


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