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Welcome to the Beginning Clarinet Songbook

Lesson 10: Sound
New Note: Low G

Follow the links below for more information on each song, as well as pictures and helpful links.

Song #1: G is for Great

Song #2: The Golden Hibiscus

Song #3: The Waltz of the Gulls on the Beach

Song #4: Fanfare for a Noble Lion

Song #5: Power Lines

Song #6: Clarobotoo and Flopsy the Whimsical Clown Decide to Race Across the Country

The elements of music in Lesson 10:

Sound: Pitches used in this lesson: Low G through A
Dynamics used in these pieces: forte, mezzo forte, mezzo piano, and piano
Rhythm: Time signatures used in this lesson: two-four, three-four, four-four
Note values used in this lesson: eighth notes, eighth rests, quarter notes, quarter rests, half notes, half rests, dotted half notes, whole notes, and whole rests
Melody: phrases, breath marks, slurs

In this lesson we will learn one more new pitch: low G.

Low G is fingered like low A, but you add the third finger of your right hand. Be very careful with your finger placement for low G. That tone hole is the largest one on the clarinet, and if it is not covered entirely, the note will not speak, or you might get a squeak.

Clarinet Fingering for Low G

For the exact fingerings of all clarinet pitches please visit
www.ClarinetChart.com
The site includes online, interactive fingering charts, as well as printable fingering charts.

To learn these notes and improve how quickly you respond to them, play Flopsy the Whimsical Clown's Name the Pitch Games.

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For more educational tools for the clarinet, please visit www.ClarinetSpace.com and www.MetronomeBot.com

Thank you.
Kyle Coughlin

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