“Habanera” is a fun way to learn and use the Chromatic Scale(at least the going down part). The Melody has been used in several TV commercials, cartoons, and countless films; you’ll recognize it right away.
Don’t forget the old rule: “The accidental carries through the measure.” For example: In measure 7 of the melody part the first note has a flat on it. Using the old accidental rule that means that notes 3, 5 and 7 (because they are on the same line or space as note #1) are also flat notes. Also, in measure 11 note #2 is flat. That means that note #6 is also a flat.
A flat, sharp or natural sign in parentheses ( ) means that the flat, sharp or natural is already in the key signature But if you had been playing an accidental on that note for a while it’s a courtesy reminder that you now need to play that note according to the key signature. For example: In measure 16 of the melody part the first note has a natural sigh in parentheses ( ). In measure 7 you had been playing a flat there and maybe you got use to it and thought maybe that’s how it was going to be for the whole song. The parentheses ( ) is a reminder that the note is a natural note in the key signature.
EXTRA MUSIC STUFF
cantabile (measure 4): In a singing style.
legato (measure 21): play the notes with almost no space in between but not slurred. Say “do” instead of “to” when tonguing the notes.