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Beginning Clarinet Songbook
Lesson 11, Song 4

Clarobotoo Flies Over the Appalachian Mountains

Clarobotoo Flies Over the Appalachian Mountains

By the time that Flopsy the Whimsical Clown had figured out his engine problem, Clarobotoo was soaring high over the Appalachian Mountains. By looking at his flying-car-scope, Clarobotoo could see that Flopsy was delayed. Clarobotoo knows that “slow and steady wins the race,” so he sailed along at a comfortable pace and enjoyed the sights of the countryside from high above the ground.

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Sound: This piece has a range of E to B flat. You can find the fingerings here. The piece is marked piano. Play it softly, and think of Clarobotoo floating high in the sky above the mountains.

Remember that an accidental in a measure applies to all of the following notes of that pitch in that measure. In measure 3, both notes are B flats.

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.
The notes values consist of quarter notes, half notes, dotted quarter notes, and quarter rests. Tap your foot to the beat and keep a steady tempo.

MetronomeBot Talking Metronome in Three

Melody: This piece consists of 4, four-measure phrases. Be sure to play the articulations accurately and slur where it is marked.

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