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Beginning Clarinet Songbook
Lesson 14, Song 1

How to Play Dotted Quarter Notes

How to Play Dotted Quarter Notes

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Sound: This piece has a range of C to G. You can find the fingerings here. The piece is marked mezzo forte so play it medium loud.

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.
This song introduces dotted quarter notes. Use your counting metronome and tap your foot to the beat while playing this piece. The dotted quarter note is introduced by first playing quarter notes tied to eighth notes. Notice that measures 5 through 8 will sound exactly like measures 9 through 12.

MetronomeBot Talking Metronome in Four

Melody: This piece consists of 3, four-measure phrases. All of the notes should be tongued.

Harmony: This song is in the key of C major. There are no sharps or flats in the key signature.

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