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Etheridge
ISBN: 978-0-470-58477-4
Paperback
360 pages
August 2010
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Your hands-on guide to mastering the most popular woodwind

Want to play the clarinet? No problem! This hands-on guide teaches you all the techniques you need to play this popular woodwind alone or in a group setting. You'll begin by learning how to properly hold a clarinet and move on to getting a consistent sound, reading music, and playing songs in a variety of styles, including classical, pop, and jazz.

  • Get keyed up — explore the anatomy of the clarinet and grasp the basic concepts of playing the instrument, from using the mouthpiece and reed to fingering keys

  • Read all about it — get a primer on how to read music or take a quick refresher course to sharpen your skills

  • Clarinet care 101 — understand how to properly assemble, clean, store, maintain, and repair your clarinet

  • Start making some noise — get expert tips and techniques on breathing and posture, hand position, and lip and mouth placement

  • Hit the high notes — take your skills to the next level to master intermediate techniques to reach high notes and add speed to your tonguing and improve your fingering

Open the book and find:

  • Tips for picking the right clarinet for you

  • Guidance on renting versus buying

  • Descriptions, illustrations, and exercises

  • How to tune up for the proper pitch

  • Warm-ups, scales, and studies to develop your skills

  • Fingering charts

  • Ten bad habits to avoid

  • Tips for adjusting your reeds to suit your playing

Learn to:

  • Develop proper finger placement and posture

  • Play your first notes and move on to advanced techniques

  • Maintain perfect pitch as you play

  • Tune your clarinet

Play along with exercises and pieces on the audio CD

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