Here are some good resources for beginners:Learn As You Play Clarinet by Peter Wastall (has a CD accompaniment to play along with)A Tune a Day for Clarinet (Book 1) by C. Paul HerferthCreative Clarinet by Kellie Santin and Cheryl Clark (beginners guide to improvisation and jazz - with CD...
There are a wealth of clarinet tutor books, study book and methods on the market. It can be quite a task to find the 'right' one and they are often expensive and written in such a a way that they are very difficult to learn from effectively.
However, recently Reine Wehle has published his...
The clarinet - or 'misery stick' as it is less charitably known - is a relative newcomer on the woodwind scene. Although some pieces featuring the clarinet date from the late 17th century (most notably from that towering figure of Western music, Johann Melchior Molter) its early incarnation...
It is said that having a good mouthpiece is essential to reach a good tone quality and that having a not-so good clarinet is not so important. In addition to this, I can add that the mouthpiece is the main part of the clarinet; it is where the sound starts in directly connection with our...
As a teacher, I have long strived to open students up to "playing beyond the notes" in front of them. It is challenging to perform a piece technically well, but even more challenging to perform a piece with your own individual flair and for that piece to have some meaning for you. Here are some...
The dreaded P word.. You get to the end of your instrumental lesson, pack your instrument away and make your way to the door to leave when your teacher begins reciting an endless list of scales, arpeggios, exercises and pieces that you need to practise and perfect for the following...
Practice makes perfect but here are some ideas for how to make the most of it.
1. Little but often is the most beneficial.2. Find a safe but visible place to keep the instrument out and ready for action and your child will play it much more often.3. Very young children do not always need to...
Just starting out and learning to play the clarinet! Have a look through "Clarinet Basics" by Paul Harris, it's great for young learners age 8+. Full of good content to keep the interest of young enquiring minds, this tutor book runs smoothly from initial concepts through to roughly grade 2...
For students who are looking to find out more about historical performance and classical clarinet, recommended books are The Clarinet by Eric Hoepric and An Introduction to Historical Performance by Colin Lawson and Robert Stowell.
If I were to suggest an advanced study book for the clarinet then it would definitely be the 'Uhl book of Studies'.
It concentrates on all aspects of your playing and will really help you improve.
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