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Beginning Clarinet Songbook
Lesson 12, Song 2

Clarobotoo Admires the Central Pivot Irrigation Farms of the Midwest

Clarobotoo Admires the Central Pivot Irrigation Farms of the Midwest

By the time that Flopsy drained the red-clown-nose polish from his engine, Clarobotoo had reached the Midwest and was admiring all of the central pivot irrigation farms. There were farms as far as the eye could see, and they created a beautiful mosaic of colored circles all the way to the horizon.

This song introduces the key signature for F major. Make sure that you play B flat every time you see a B in this piece.

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Sound: This piece has an octave range of B flat to B flat. You can find the fingerings here. The piece is marked mezzo forte so play it medium loud. Check your key signature to play the correct notes.

Clarinet Fingering Chart

Rhythm: Your time signature is two-four time, which means that there are two beats in a measure and the quarter note is equal to one beat. Playing along with MetronomeBot's talking metronome in duple meter will help you maintain a steady tempo.
The note values in this piece consist of eighth notes, quarter notes, and half notes.

MetronomeBot Talking In Two

Melody: This piece consists of 4, four-measure phrases. Each phrase is slurred from beginning to end.

Harmony: This song is in the key of F major. It has B flat in the key signature. Be sure to play B flat every time you see the note B. The first B flat occurs in measure 3. There are also B flats in measure 8 and measure 11.

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