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Beginning Clarinet Songbook
Lesson 15, Song 2

Two Chickadees Go Out to Dinner

Two Chickadees Go Out to Dinner

These two little birds are enjoying an evening meal at the feeder. The chickadee is a very common bird that can be seen in wooded areas and bird feeders. Despite it's small size, the chickadee has a powerful voice. It sings a very pretty song when it's happy, but if get too close to it or threaten it, the chickadee will let you know and will scold you appropriately.

Helpful Suggestions

Sound: This piece has a range of B natural to B flat. You can find the fingerings here. The piece is marked mezzo forte at the beginning and end, with a middle section that is marked mezzo piano.

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 includes eighth notes, quarter notes, dotted quarter notes, and half notes.

MetronomeBot Talking Metronome in Four

Melody: This piece consists of 5, four-measure phrases. The first and last sections are slurred and the middle phrase is tongued.

Harmony: Two Chickadees Go Out to Dinner is in the key of F major. Be sure to play B flat, except in measure 8 where you have an accidental for B natural.

Form: This song has both starting and ending repeats. Play the first four measures and then repeat those measures. The middle phrase (which is marked mezzo piano) is not repeated. The last phrase, measures 9 through 12, should be repeated, too.

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