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Beginning Clarinet Songbook
Lesson 14, Song 6

Flopsy the Whimsical Clown Flies Over the Finish Line an Hour Later

Flopsy the Whimsical Clown Flies Over the Finish Line an Hour Later

Flopsy knew that he had lost the race, but he hurried toward the finish line anyhow. He looked forward to seeing Clarobotoo and giving him the winner’s prizes. When he landed by the ocean he told Clarobotoo about all of his adventures. They both had a good laugh while Flopsy explained all of the things his clown friends had done. Even though Flopsy didn't win, Clarobotoo surprised him by giving him a new metal clarinet anyhow.

Helpful Suggestions

Sound: This piece has a range of B to open G. You can find the fingerings here. It is marked forte, so play it at a strong, 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.
This song consists of eighth notes, quarter notes, dotted quarter notes, and half notes.

MetronomeBot Talking Metronome in Four

Melody: Flopsy the Whimsical Clown Flies Over the Finish Line an Hour Later consists of 4, 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. However, there are some accidentals. Remember that the sharp sign in measure 3 only applies to that measure. In the next measure you should play F natural again.

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