In the next exercise, the key signature tells you to play B flats throughout, but the Fs are sometimes sharp, sometimes not, and this is indicated by the use of accidentals. Accidentals are flat, sharp and natural signs placed immediately before a note.
Accidentals apply to the note that they directly precede and repetitions of the note in the rest of the bar but not beyond.
- You'll find the same rhythm pattern in nearly every bar and lots of little scale-sections, so this is a good chance to look ahead & read chunks of scale rather than individual notes.
- Be ready for the F natural in bar 9.
- In case you want to add some chords to this, click the chord icon to the right of the music. (You'll need to transpose the chords for Bb & Eb instruments).
- Aim for 144bpm