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Mar 17, 2024

Hi Abigail!


Your lesson assignment is: 

- Remember to always articulate with your tongue (unless there is a slur written)

- Standard of Excellence book p. 23

- Click this LINK and watch the 2nd and 3rd videos about the musical staff and ledger lines

- In the EXERCISES section: practice all of p. 2 from the 1st sheet (that we did in today's lesson)
- From the TUNES section: Can you play When the Saints just like the recording (use headphones)? Can you play Blue Skies just as Ella Fitzgerald sings it?

- Are there any songs from this new playlist that you really dig?




Review all of p. 2 (exercises in keys of D Major and A Major):
Practice from m. 127 - end of this sheet:
 (use HEADPHONES for playing along with tracks and try to play just like the folks on the recordings!
When the Saints SLOW (cl)
00:00 / 01:51
When the Saints MEDIUM (cl)
00:00 / 01:28
When the Saints w- tambourine (cl)
00:00 / 01:03
Below is a recording of orchestra and choir performing Ode to Joy and also the pdf; when you are comfortable withe the notes, you can play along with the top track and then also try playing along with the bottom track (as a harmony/duet part):
Ode to Joy (top part, low clar)
00:00 / 01:18
Ode to Joy (bottom part, low clar)
00:00 / 01:19
Below is a recording of Ella Fitzgerald singing Blue Skies; again, the pdf is here and a couple of play-along tracks for you:
Blue Skies slow w- tambourine (cl)
00:00 / 01:26
Blue Skies fast w- tambourine (cl)
00:00 / 00:59
Ain’t Misbehavin’ (cl)
00:00 / 02:17
Ain’t Misbehavin' (both parts) SLOW
00:00 / 02:19
Ain’t Misbehavin’ (cl both parts 80bpm)
00:00 / 01:37
Ain’t Misbehavin’ (cl bottom 80bpm)
00:00 / 01:36
Sweet Georgia Brown SLOW (low cl)
00:00 / 02:02
Sweet Georgia Brown MEDIUM (low cl)
00:00 / 01:19
-Ye Olde Stuffe-           
This video shows how to properly swab out your clarinet and clean your mouthpiece (make the video "full screen" so you can really see what I'm doing):
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