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Beginning Clarinet Songbook
Lesson 7, Song 1

Mr. Squirrel Gets Ready to Perform a Concert

Mr. Squirrel Goes to a Concert


Mr. Squirrel is very excited about performing a concert of clarinet music. The music he will play has many eighth notes, so Mr. Squirrel will be sure to tap his foot to the beat and subdivide the beat to play even and accurate eighth notes.

Helpful Suggestions

Sound: This piece has a range of G down to Low B. You can find the fingerings here.
It is marked forte, which means loud. Play with a firm embouchure and always tongue lightly.

Clarinet Fingering Chart

Rhythm: Your time signature is two-four time, which means that there are two beats in a measure and the quarter note is equal to one beat. Playing along with MetronomeBot's talking metronome in duple meter will help you maintain a steady tempo.
Mr. Squirrel Gets Ready to Perform a Concert introduces eighth notes. Remember to tap your foot to the beat and play two even eighth notes in every beat.

MetronomeBot Talking In Two

Melody: This piece consists of 4, four-measure phrases. Breathe where it is marked and tongue lightly to play the eighth notes as smoothly as possible.


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