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Beginning Clarinet Songbook

Introduction - Part 1 - Welcome

Welcome to the Beginning Clarinet Songbook web introduction by Dr. Kyle Coughlin. The book will help you learn how to play the clarinet, and it will help you to become a better musician, too. Please read through these introductory sections which cover some of the basic information to get you started on the clarinet.

Beginning Clarinet Songbook takes a “Sormelharf” approach to learning music. Sormelharf is a word created by Dr. Coughlin that represents five basic elements of music: sound, rhythm, melody, harmony, and form. For more information on Sormelharf, go to

The book is divided into individual “lessons,” each focusing on a specific element of music. Every lesson consists of several songs and a few duets. The songs in each lesson get progressively harder. It is best to work on the music with a private teacher to make sure that you are playing correctly. Also, make sure to come back to this site for helpful practice tips, lots of pictures, audio recordings, more information on the songs, and a fun, interactive clarinet fingering chart to help you learn the notes on the instrument.

Throughout the book and the website, Clarobotoo and Flopsy the Whimsical Clown will help you learn each new aspect of playing the clarinet. Follow their lead and you will go a long way! Visit for more information on Clarobotoo and his adventures. You can also become a fan of Clarobotoo on Facebook.

Go to Part 2 of the Introduction: Sound


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