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Beginning Clarinet Songbook
Lesson 9, Song 2

Clarobotoo Travels to Switzerland and Marvels at the Beauty of the Alps

Clarobotoo Travels to Switzerland and Marvels at the Beauty of the Alps


After visiting the desert, Clarobotoo wanted to see what mountains look like. He had seen pictures of them, but there is nothing like sailing over the Alps in your own flying car. What a contrast to the Sahara desert! Clarobotoo took many more pictures and flew back to his home where he shared his photos and his stories with his dolphin friends. For his next adventure, he thought it would be nice to fly across America. He called his good friend Flopsy the Whimsical Clown and presented an exciting challenge. Remember to keep practicing to help fuel Clarobotoo's car!

Helpful Suggestions

Sound: This piece has an octave range of low A to A. You can find the fingerings here. The piece has two dynamic markings: mezzo forte and mezzo piano.

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 and accurate rhythms. Always tap your foot to the beat.
The note values consist of quarter notes, half notes, and dotted half notes.

MetronomeBot Talking Metronome in Three

Melody: This piece consists of 4, four-measure phrases. Notice that the breath marks are not placed directly at the beginning or end of any measures. Make sure to breathe where it is marked. Also, make sure to tongue at the beginning of each slur.

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