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Beginning Clarinet Songbook
Lesson 10, Song 6

Clarobotoo and Flopsy the Whimsical Clown Decide to Race Across the Country

Clarobotoo and Flopsy the Whimsical Clown Shake Hands Before the Race


After returning from his adventures in the Sahara and the Alps, Clarobotoo decided he would like to fly across America. Since his good friend Flopsy the Whimsical Clown had a brand new flying car, Clarobotoo thought that he would involve Flopsy in the trip, too. They both agreed to race across the country. They started at the Outer Banks of North Carolina, near Kitty Hawk -- the place of the first powered flight in America, and made the finish line the Pacific Ocean near San Diego. They decided that if Flopsy won, Clarobotoo would make him a nice new metal clarinet, and if Clarobotoo won, Flopsy would give him a fancy new clown horn, three cherry pies (which he could either eat or throw at Flopsy and his clown friends), and a red clown nose that plays melodies by Mozart when you squeeze it.

Flopsy's Gifts to Clarobotoo

Flopsy's gifts to Clarobotoo if Clarobotoo should win. Three cherry pies, a clown horn, and a red clown nose that plays melodies by Mozart when you squeeze it.

Clarobotoo's Gift to Flopsy

Clarobotoo's gift to Flopsy if Flopsy should win. A brand new metal clarinet.

Clarobotoo and Flopsy Start Their Race Across the Country

Spectators wave as Clarobotoo and Flopsy takeoff for the first ever coast to coast race between a robot and a clown in flying cars. The two got off to a great start, but then . . .


Helpful Suggestions

Sound: This piece has an octave range that spans from low G to to open G. You can find the fingerings here. It is marked mezzo forte, then mezzo piano, and then mezzo forte again. Be sure to make a clear contrast in volume at each dynamic change.

Clarinet Fingering Chart

Rhythm: This song is in four-four time, which means that there are four beats in a measure and the quarter note is equal to one beat. Play along with Talking MetronomeBot in quadruple meter and tap your foot to the beat to maintain a steady tempo.
The piece consists of eighth notes, quarter notes, and half notes. Play it at a steady tempo at which you can play it accurately.

MetronomeBot Talking Metronome in Four

Melody: This piece consists of 4, four-measure phrases. It has a combination of slurred notes and tongued notes. Make sure to play all of your articulations accurately.

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