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Beginning Clarinet Songbook
Lesson 13, Song 3

The Long Curve

The Long Curve

Helpful Suggestions

Sound: This piece has more than an octave range of low G to A. You can find the fingerings here. The piece is marked mezzo forte, so play it medium loud. Remember that accidentals are good for the rest of the measure in which they occur. Therefore, in measure 10, the F on beat 2 is still F natural.

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. Play along with MetronomeBot's talking metronome in triple meter to help yourself maintain a steady tempo and play accurate note values.
The piece includes note values of eighth notes, quarter notes, half notes, and dotted half notes.

MetronomeBot Talking Metronome in Three

Melody: The Long Curve consists of 4, four-measure phrases. Each phrase is slurred from beginning to end, creating a "long curve" to the melodic line, hence the name of this song.

Harmony: This song is in the key of G major. Look out for the F naturals in the piece. However, if there is no natural sign in a measure, play F sharp.

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