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Beginning Clarinet Songbook
Lesson 13, Song 6

Clarobotoo Flies High Over the Salton Sea

Clarobotoo Flies High Over the Salton Sea

Clarobotoo could see from his flying-car-scope that Flopsy had another delay. Clarobotoo relaxed and took his time as he flew over the Salton Sea, which is the largest lake in California. He had time to fly around it and take several pictures before traveling on to the finish line.

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Sound: This piece has a range of more than one octave from low G to A. You can find the fingerings here. The piece is marked mezzo forte, so play all of it at a medium loud volume.

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. Play along with Talking MetronomeBot in quadruple meter to help yourself maintain a steady tempo and play accurate note values.
The piece includes all of the note values you have learned so far in Beginning Clarinet Songbook: eighth notes, quarter notes, half notes, dotted half notes, and whole notes.

MetronomeBot Talking Metronome in Four

Melody: Clarobotoo Flies High Over the Salton Sea consists of 4, four-measure phrases. Each phrase is slurred from beginning to end.

Harmony: This song is in the key of G major and has one sharp in the key signature: F sharp. It has two accidentals for F natural. Remember that those accidentals are good only for the measures in which they occur. Therefore, the natural sign in measure 5 only applies to that F. In measure 11 you will play F sharp again because that is what the key signature tells us to do.

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