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Beginning Clarinet Songbook
Lesson 14, Song 5

Clarobotoo Glides Over the Pacific Ocean and Wins the Race

Clarobotoo Glides Over the Pacific Ocean and Wins the Race

Soon after leaving the Salton Sea, Clarobotoo was gliding over the Pacific Ocean near San Diego. He had won the race and he looked forward to playing with his new red clown nose. While waiting for Flopsy the Whimsical Clown, he looked out on the Pacific and practiced his clarinet.

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Sound: This piece has an octave range of low G to open G. You can find the fingerings here. The first two phrases are marked mezzo forte, and the second two phrases are marked forte. Be sure to produce a difference in volume between the two dynamic markings.

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.
This song consists of eighth notes, dotted quarter notes, half notes, and a whole note.

MetronomeBot Talking Metronome in Four

Melody: Clarobotoo Glides Over the Pacific Ocean and Wins the Race consists of 3, four-measure phrases and 1, five-measure phrase. All of the notes should be tongued.

Harmony: This song is in the key of G major. There is one sharp in the key signature, so be sure to play F sharp.

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