>Make sure you have all the Accidentals (Flats, Sharps, or Naturals not already in the key signature) just right.  You may need to look up how to play them in the Fingering Chart in your music book.>Don’t forget the rule: “The Accidental carries through the measure”

  • :If the notes seem too high or to low for you play the itty bitty notes;   they work just as well.
  • Tiny Notes in measure 8 are called Grace Notes.  They are to be played quickly just before the note they are attached to.  Or you can leave them out.
  • To play this rhythm right:

(Dotted Eight & Sixteenth)

dotted8 16

Think of it like this:

(4 Sixteenths with the first 3 tied.)

4 16 tie 3
dotted8 16


4 16 tie 3
[Free Band Music]
[Nutcracker March]
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  • Find your Instrument in one of the colored boxes.
  • Click on the box and the music for your instrument will pop-up.
  • NOTE:  You’ll need Adobe Acrobat to see, download, and print out the music.