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Beginning Clarinet Songbook

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Beginning Clarinet Songbook
Lesson 7, Song 6

What's the Rush

What's the Rush


The little fellow in the picture above never rushes, and neither should you. Remember that eighth notes are not necessarily played fast. The speed of the eighth notes (and all note values) depends on the tempo of the piece. This piece should be played at an easy, relaxed tempo. Practice with MetronomeBot and don't rush!

Helpful Suggestions

Sound: This piece has an octave range from A to A. You can find the fingerings here. It is marked forte, which means to play loudly. Keep a firm embouchure and remember to tongue lightly.

Clarinet Fingering Chart

Rhythm: What's the Rush is in 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 piece has eighth notes, quarter notes, and quarter rests. Make sure to tap your foot to the beat and subdivide the beat evenly to play accurate eighth notes.

MetronomeBot Talking Metronome in Four

Melody: This piece consists of 4, four-measure phrases. Breathe deeply and tongue lightly through the entire piece.


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