Here is a short list of interesting books useful for those who want to learn the clarinet:
'Enjoy Playing the Clarinet' by Ruth Bonetti, Oxford University Press (Piano Accompaniment book also available)
I heartily recommend this book if you want to start learning the clarinet in a fast and...
Music has been a vital part of human culture ever since people first lived together in groups. Until the dawn of technology, making music was a prime form of entertainment, but today, in an age of instant access to music (on disc, on television, on radio, and online) there is less reason to...
It is a truism universally echoed that "practice makes perfect". However it is all too rarely that this well-meaning sentiment is critically unpacked.
One essential element of effective teaching is the ability to empathise with the situation of the student, all the better to provide appropriate...
It is important when playing the clarinet to select your reeds carefully. When preparing for an examination or performance many students are let down by their choice of reed. It is incredibly important to "play in" your clarinet reeds gently otherwise they can become water-logged. The best way...
A good clarinetist should always study their scales and arpeggios.
In addition, it is very important to practise long notes; this will improve our sound and will some day shape our own and personal sound.
If you an absolute beginner, getting the right first book is really important! Below are titles of books that I used when I first started learning the clarinet, and they are still highly recommended and used today.
Clarinet Basics - Paul Harris (best first book to have)
Learn as you play -...
A Chinese philosopher named Confucius once said that "Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without." Playing a musical instrument has a vast amount of benefits which not only brings a sense of achievement and joy but also, a better appreciation of music.
1. Elevates ...
Launched in 2009, the Nuvo Clarinéo is a small, lightweight Clarinet that is ideal for young beginners. Featuring a simplified key system which is made entirely from plastic, the Clarinéo's mechanisms are much more durable and easy to handle in comparison to conventional instruments....
The playing of wind instruments, as the name suggests, is dependent on the use of and control of the breath. The variety of methods of sound production within the woodwind family mean that breathing technique varies from instrument to instrument. Although the idea of what is considered ‘good...
Multiphonics (or multiple sounds) on woodwind instruments are a topic that many young composers feel afraid and insecure about. As a composer and clarinet player I have researched a lot on the subject and served as adviser for many fellow composers.
The most important thing to know is that...
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