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Beginning Clarinet Songbook
Lesson 15, Song 5

The Warmth of the Sun on Sailing Day

The Warmth of the Sun on Sailing Day

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Sound: This piece has more than an octave range from low G to A. You can find the fingerings here. It has two dynamic markings: mezzo piano and mezzo forte. Be sure to make a contrast from medium soft to 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 and play accurate note values.
This song includes eighth notes, quarter notes, dotted quarter notes, half notes, and quarter rests.

MetronomeBot Talking Metronome in Four

Melody: This piece consists of 6, four-measure phrases. The first two phrases (and last two phrases) are tongued. The middle two phrases are each slurred.

Harmony: The Warmth of the Sun on Sailing Day is in the key of G major. There is one sharp in the key signature, so make sure to play F sharp.

Form: This song introduces new performance directions: D.C. al fine. Play from the beginning to the end and then repeat back to the beginning. Then play until the end of measure 8 where it is marked "fine." Notice that the thick bar line at the end of measure 8 is not a repeat sign. It is a final bar line, because that is the end of the song.

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