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Beginning Clarinet Songbook

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Beginning Clarinet Songbook
Lesson 11, Song 5

The Busy Bee

The Busy Bee

This busy little bee likes to play lots of B flats while gathering and transporting honey to its bee friends.

Helpful Suggestions

Sound: This piece has a range of D to B flat. You can find the fingerings here. The piece is marked forte at the beginning and end, with a short mezzo piano section in the middle.

Remember that an accidental in a measure applies to all of the following notes of that pitch in that measure. For example, in measure 1, all of the B's are B flat.

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

MetronomeBot Talking Metronome in Four

Melody: This piece consists of 2, four-measure phrases. Every note in this piece should be tongued.

 

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