Clarinet Music - Studies and Exercises

(Updated 14 December 2014)

On this page of clarinet music you will find studies (etudes), books of exercises, scale books, etc. Other types of clarinet music may be accessed directly from the menus.  In assigning difficulty levels based on years of study, we assume students start about age 11 or 12 and study privately. Any music grades listed are based on the US 1-6 system.  Studies based on the works of Bach are listed on the Clarinet Music Collections page.

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C1574: Clarinet Methods, Studies & Ensembles. CD Sheet Music LLC, 2010. This collection makes available eight essential clarinet methods, studies and exercises, as well as over 30 works for clarinet with instruments including duos, trios and quartets by 20 familiar and lesser known composers from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Scores and parts are included for many ensemble works.
Methods, Studies & Exercises include: Baermann (Complete Method for Clarinet, Op. 63); Klosé (Conservatory Method, 25 Daily Exercises, 30 Studies after Augmont); Langenus (Complete Method for Clarinet); Rose (32 Etudes for Clarinet) .
Ensembles include: Amberg (Fantasiestücke, Suite for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet & Piano); Beethoven (Quintet for Piano and Winds); Brahms (Quintet for Clarinet & Strings, Trio for Clarinet, Cello & Piano); Bruch (8 Piece for Clarinet, Cello & Piano); Cavallini (Rêverie Russe for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano); d'Indy (Trio for Piano, Clarinet, and Cello); Fibich (Quintet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Horn, & Piano); Glinka (Trio Pathétique, for Clarinet, Cello, & Piano); Hummel (Serenade No. 1 for Flute, Clarinet, Viola, & Cello); Liadov (8 Russian Folk Dances); Mozart (Twelve Minuets for 2 Clarinets or Basset Horns, Five Divertimenti for 2 Clarinets & Bassoon, Quintet for Clarinet & Strings, Quintet for Piano & Winds, Trio for Clarinet, Viola & Piano); Ravel (Introduction & Allegro); Reger (Quintet for Clarinet & Strings); Rimsky-Korsakov (Quintet for Piano & Winds); Saint-Saëns (Tarantella for Flute, Clarinet & Piano); Schubert (Der Hirt auf dem Felsen); Schumann (Märchenerzählungen, for Clarinet, Viola & Piano); Spohr (Fantasy & Variations); Titl (Serenade for Violin, Clarinet & Piano); Zemlinsky (Trio for Clarinet, Violin & Cello). Also includes composer biographies and relevant articles from the 1911 edition of Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians.
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19.95
C1575: Clarinet Solos & Duos. CD Sheet Music LLC, 2010, 1200+ pages. This collection makes available a wealth of music for solo clarinet including sonatas, concertos, and solo works by 28 composers from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Also included are two complete volumes of collected works: Easy Duets in two books and Album of Short Solos by Various Composers. Scores and parts are included for many ensemble works.
Works include: Baermann, C. (Duo Concertante); Baermann, H. (Adagio); Beethoven (3 Duos for Clarinet and Bassoon); Berg (4 Pieces for Clarinet & Piano); Brahms (Sonata Nos. 1 & 2); Busoni (Elegie for Clarinet & Piano); Cavallini (30 Caprices for Clarinet); Debussy (Première Rhapsodie); Fauré (Berceuse); Gade (4 Fantasy Pieces); Glazunov (Saxophone Concerto [for clarinet & piano]); Jeanjean (Variations on "Au Clair de la Lune"); Klosé (Souvenir); Mason (Sonata for Clarinet & Piano); Mendelssohn (Concert Piece for 2 Clarinets & Piano); Mozart, L. (Concerto in Bb major); Mozart, W.A. (3 Duets for 2 Clarinets); Paganini (14 Caprices); Pierné (Pièce in G minor); Prokofiev (Visions Fugitives); Reger (Sonata Nos. 1 & 2); Reinecke (Sonata, Undine); Saint-Saëns (Sonata in Eb major); Schumann (Fantasy Pieces, 3 Romances); Spohr (Concerto Nos. 1-4); Stravinsky (3 Pieces for Clarinet Solo); Wagner (actually by Baermann)(Adagio for Clarinet & Strings); Weber (Fantasia & Rondo, Grand Duo Concertante).
Easy Duets: Book 1: works by Fodor, Pleyel, Volckmar, Wanhal. Book 2: works by Mazas, Bruni, Campagnoli, Gebauer, Geminiani, Haydn, Pleyal, Viotti .
Album of Short Solos by Various Composers: 30 familiar works arranged for clarinet, including Brahms (Cradle Song), Dvorák (Humoreske), Fibich (Poéme), Handel (Largo), Giordani (Caro mio bien), Richter (Seppl-Polka), Schubert (Ave Maria), Schumann (Träumerei), Weber (Bauernwalzer), and more. Also includes composer biographies and relevant articles from the 1911 edition of Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians.
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19.95
C1185: 7 Divertissements for Clarinet by Bartolomeo Campagnoli transcribed by Auguste Périer. Billaudot, 1924, SS, 52 pages. Bartolomeo Campagnoli (1751-1827) was an Italian violin violinist who toured Europe propagating the popular 18th Century Italian violin style. His set of divertissements for solo violin is a popular set of studies. They have been adapted here for clarinet. Roughly the same difficulty level as the Rose studies.
27.95
C181: 8 Great Studies for Melodic Technique (Huit Grandes Etudes de Technique Melodique) by Giacomo Miluccio. Alphonse Leduc, 1956, SS, 15 pages (page size 10.5 x 16 inches). These studies by the Italian clarinetist Miluccio, feature frequent tempo and meter changes. Moderate to difficult. Bartolomeo Campagnoli (September 10, 1751, Cento di Ferrara - November 6, 1827, Neustrelitz) was an Italian violinist.
25.55
C364: 10 Clarinet Etudes for a Virtuoso Technique (Zehn Etüden) by Rudolf Jettel. Doblinger, 1983, SS, 27 pages. Advanced studies for developing technique.
27.95
C1141: 10 Grandi Studi (Complete Studies) for Clarinet by Leonardo Savina. Ricordi, 1981, SS, 27 pages. Leonardo Savina (1889-1974) was an Italian clarinetist. These studies are based on fragments from opera.
16.95
C884: 10 Intermediate Phrasing Etudes for Clarinet edited by William R. Robinson. Ligature Publications, 2006, SB, 32 pages. Woodwind pedagogue Robinson has assembled this book for intermediate students. It includes long tone exercises, slurred arpeggio warm-ups, major scales with tonic arpeggios, scales in thirds, the chromatic scale to altissimo G, major and minor (3 types) of the diatonic scale, and 10 phrasing studies adapted from the work of Verdi, Rossini, and Barret.
9.95
C182: 10 Modern Studies of Great Difficulty (Dix Études Modernes de Grande Difficulté) by Agostino Gabucci. Alphonse Leduc, 1960, SS, 22 pages (page size 10.5 x 16 inches). While we don't see anything especially modern in these etudes, the difficulty is certainly there.
32.95
C2121: 10 Progressive Pedagogical Pieces Volume 1 for Clarinet and Piano by Vincent Guyot. Billaudot, 2014, SS, 20 + 7 pages. These pieces were originally intended as test pieces in music schools in and around Paris. Their number grew over the years and the collection now fills two volumes. Revised and listed in increasing order of difficulty, they target first and second-cycle proficiency levels. The five pieces in this book are rated by the publisher from 1-4 (easy to the lowest intermediate level) on their 9 point scale. Most of the pieces have a 2+ minute duration. Click on the cover to view a sample page from the middle of the book.
23.95
C2122: 10 Progressive Pedagogical Pieces Volume 2 for Clarinet and Piano by Vincent Guyot. Billaudot, 2014, SS, 36 + 11 pages. These pieces were originally intended as test pieces in music schools in and around Paris. Their number grew over the years and the collection now fills two volumes. Revised and listed in increasing order of difficulty, they target first and second-cycle proficiency levels. The five pieces in this book are rated by the publisher from 3-6 (the highest easy level to the highest intermediate level) on their 9 point scale. The pieces range in duration from 2:12 to 4:15 with the other three about 3:00 minutes. Click on the cover to view a sample page from the middle of the book.
32.95
C365: 10 Small Exercises for Clarinet and Piano by Rudolf Jettel. Doblinger, 1949, SS, 23 + 12 pages. Not many exercises intended for clarinet have piano accompaniment, but this one does. Intermediate level.
22.95
C260: 11 Studies in Karnatic Modes for Clarinet by Eugène Bozza. Alphonse Leduc, 1972, SS, 11 pages. These eleven difficult etudes are based on Karnatic modes which are the foundation of the classical music of Southern India.
22.70
C179: 12 Etudes for Clarinet (Douze Études pour Clarinette) by Eugène Bozza. Alphonse Leduc, 1953, SS, 15 pages. Etudes by French composer and conductor Eugène Bozza (1905-1991). These etudes are at about the same level as Rose.
25.55
C150: 12 Etudes for Clarinet by Victor Polatschek. Marks Music Co., 1947, SS, 23 pages. These etudes are designed to develop an even and precise finger technique. Two staccato exercises help achieve synchronization of fingers and tongue.
10.95
C1732: 12 Études pour l’été (12 Studies for the summer) for clarinet by Mike Curtis. Billaudot, 2011, SS, 24 pages. These 12 studies in a variety of styles should be useful for better high school students and will make good sight reading at the early college level. The publisher rates it as a level 6 on their 9 point difficulty scale. The names of many of the pieces suggest the style:  1. Margarita, 2. The Impish Imp, 3. Caravansary, 4. Sweet Interlude, 5. Constanza, 6. Clarinet Reel, 7. Try a Little Tenderloin, 8. Promenade dominicale, 9. Angel, 10. Blues for Stella, 11. Scandian Air, and 12. Ana Luisa.
21.95
C2038: 12 Concert Etudes for Clarinet by Harold Owen. Western International Music, 1966, SS, 29 pages. The 12 etudes in this book are suitable for performance as well as study. The composer has provided recommendations for selecting groups of the etudes for performance. They are: 1. Fantasia, 2. Air, 3 Invention a 1, 4. Sarabande, 5. Prelude, 6. Adagio sostenuto, 7. Sonatina, 8. Canon (optional duet), 9. Allegresse (after Telemann), 10 Elegy, 11. Ritornello, and 12. Theme and Four Variations. Advanced high school/early college level.
12.95
C1741: 12 Modern Etudes for solo clarinet by James Rae. Universal Edition, 1999, SS, 26 pages. This book is dedicated to the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. These etudes are suitable for advance high school and early college clarinetists. The introduction states that they were composed to develop "positive playing" at an advanced level. They incorporate many elements of modern music such as atonality, serialism, minimalism and jazz. They may be performed individually or grouped together to form suites of three or more movements.
16.95
C1608: 12 Style Studies & Duets for Clarinet Vol. 1 by Randall Cunningham. Woodwindiana, 2009, SB, 29 pages. These intermediate and upper intermediate pieces can be used in both private lessons and class recitals. The 12 contrasting studies have an optional duet part for the teacher or another student. Includes comments from the composer on the style and performance of each piece.
13.95
C202: 14 Caprices from Op. 1 by Nicolò Paganini edited by Alamiro Giampieri. Ricordi, 2002, SS, 24 pages. These 14 caprices (plus Moto Perpetuo Op. 11) from the violin works of Paganini should provide a challenge for many clarinetists. They include the wide interval leaps and rapid passages characteristic of virtuoso violin music.
12.95
C1807: Quatorze Études (14 Etudes) for Clarinet by Hyacinthe Klose edited by Ulysse Delécluse. Alphonse Leduc, 1952, SS, 22 pages. Advanced intermediate (and beyond) exercises that involve a variety of figures (arpeggios in several) or techniques (trills, staccato, embouchure, expression, turns, etc.).
33.60
C1813: 14 Etudes Op. 18 for Clarinet by Hyacinthe Klose edited by Philippe Cuper. International Music Diffusion, 2011, SS, 23 pages. These studies were adapted by Klose from famous violin studies, which are identified. This edition is very similar to the Leduc edition, except that the printing has more white space between lines and is somewhat smaller.
10.95
C261: 14 Études de Mécanisme for Clarinet by Eugène Bozza. Alphonse Leduc, 1948, SS, 19 pages. Advanced exercises for the development of technique.
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28.30
C193: 15 Advanced Etudes for Clarinet by Randall Cunningham. Woodwindiana, 1999, SS, 32 pages. These etudes are intended for the advanced clarinet student, high school through university level. They have been written in the tradition and spirit of the Rose etudes and studies. Each etude is in a different major or minor key and emphasizes one or more aspects of playing. This book introduces commonly used alternate fingerings and presents situations in which they should be used.
13.50
C244: 16 Etudes (Études Modernes) by Paul Jeanjean edited by Jean & David Hite. Southern Music Co., 2003, SS, 64 pages. In addition to the etudes, this book contains a glossary of scales, glossary of chords, glossary of fingerings, and notes on the etudes. Each glossary has direct application to the etudes.
19.95
C1186: 16 Etudes for Clarinet after Ferling (Seize Etudes) arranged by Andre Vacellier. Alphonse Leduc, 1949, 29 pages. Sixteen etudes in a variety of keys and styles. For some reason this book isn't stapled together, but it is oversized and stays together without any problems. (The publisher's US branch checked another copy and it was the same.) Advanced high school or early college level. One copy at this price. Additional copies at the current price of $38.55.
37.80
C132: 16 Modern Etudes by Paul Jeanjean. Alphonse Leduc, 1951, SS, 44 pages. French title: Seize Études Modernes pour la Clarinette
57.25
C177: 16 Modern Etudes for Clarinet Op. 14 by František Zítek edited by Himie Voxman. Rubank, 1966, SS, 35 pages. A relatively advanced set of etudes which feature rapidly changing time signatures and no key signatures. 
4.95
C621: 17 Caprices by Nicolò Paganini adapted for the clarinet by Ulysse Delécluse. Leduc, 1953, SS, 29 pages. This book has 17 violin studies plus Perpetual Motion adapted for the clarinet. This book includes all of the pieces in C202 plus three more.  The printing in this edition is clearer and it is on better paper.
28.30
C684: 17 Staccato Studies for Clarinet by Reginald Kell. International Music Company, 1958, SS, 24 pages. These studies have quite a bit of rhythmic  variety and are in a number of keys. They should be very useful for staccato practice.
12.50
C1678: 18 Advanced Etudes for the Clarinet by Paul Jeanjean edited by Charles Neidich. Lauren Keiser Music Publishing, 2010, SS, 64 pages + 2 CDs. Jeanjean provided wonderfully detailed directions for his etudes. Charles Neidich has, by and large, left what he has written and have only brought Jeanjean's notation more into accord with modern conventions; e.g. that accidentals within a measure generally do not transpose octaves. This edition's notes at the end of the book explain the various modern chords and scales (augmented chords, 9th chords, whole tone scales for instance) he used in each of his etudes. It also includes a page of useful fingerings and a page of French musical terms. The noteworthy feature of this edition is the recording of Charles Neidich's performance of the etudes. Rather than clutter Jeanjean's already expressively notated scores with still more markings, the recording offers, as a window into the modern, yet romantic style of the etudes and as models of the kind of performance to which the student should aspire.
22.95
C149: 18 Etudes for the Clarinet by Paul Jeanjean. Alfred Publishing Co., SS, 64 pages. Originally published in 1928, these etudes were intended to prepare the student for the works of the "Modernists." Generally these etudes are more difficult then the standard fare and many are in extended key signatures. These are the same etudes as the book above.
11.95
C194: 18 Preludes for Clarinet by Randall Cunningham. Woodwindiana, 1999, SS, 32 pages. Features pieces in major and minor keys through four flats and four sharps. They are in a variety of styles and meters and include fingering suggestions. For most students these would be appropriate for the third and forth year of studies.
12.50
C140: 18 Selected Studies for Alto and Bass Clarinet edited by William E. Rhoads. Etudes taken from the work of Lazurus, Rose, Demnitz, Rode, Baermann, Kietzer, Mazas, Muller, and Capelle. Major and minor keys from 4 flats to 4 sharps. Conservative range.
8.95
C366: 18 Studies (18 Etüden) by Rudolf Jettel. Doblinger, 1983, SS, 39 pages. There is a good variety of keys, rhythms, and musical material in these studies. They will be a good workout since they are all are marked allegro.
26.95
C1179: 20 Caprices (Vingt Caprices) for Clarinet by Vincenzo Gambaro edited by Ulysse Delécluse. Leduc, 1952, 25 pages. 20 interesting etudes in a wide variety of tempos and keys to 3 flats and 3 sharps. These also appear in Melodious and Progressive Studies, Book 2 edited by David Hite. The marked tempos are faster here than in Hite's version and the print is larger. They are also included in Ricordi 21 Caprices for Clarinet by Vincenzo Gambaro although without the metronome marks found in this edition. Upper intermediate/lower advanced level.
32.45
C682: 20 Characteristic Studies for Clarinet by Hyacinthe Klosé edited by Stanley Drucker. International Music Company, 1971, SS, 41 pages. Twenty upper intermediate/advanced studies many of which are exercise like (similar figures repeated).
15.50
C1023: 20 Études Faciles et Progressives for Clarinet by Auguste Périer. Alphonse Leduc, 1935, SS, 26 pages. I don't believe that the studies in the book are especially easy or progressive. However, there are 20 solid etudes in a variety of styles and easy keys in the advanced intermediate range. They would be useful for the advanced high school or first year college student.
37.00
C1781: 20 Études de Virtuosité for Clarinet by Auguste Périer. Alphonse Leduc, 1932, SS, 32 pages. Twenty etudes and the advanced intermediate and advanced levels in keys to 4 flats and 4 sharps.
44.25
C963: 20 Fairly Easy Progressive and Melodic Studies (Vingt Études Progressive et Mélodiques Assez Faciles pour Clarinette) Book 1 by Paul Jeanjean. Alphonse Leduc, 1928, SS, 20 pages. This book has 20 etudes in keys through two sharps and two flats. Despite the title these studies are all at the intermediate level or harder.

C964: 20 Progressive and Melodic Studies (Moderate Difficulty) (Vingt Études Progressive et Mélodiques Moyenne Force pour Clarinette) Book 2 by Paul Jeanjean. Alphonse Leduc, 1929, SS, 39 pages. This book has 20 etudes in keys from three to five sharps and three and four flats. Somewhat more difficult than Book 1.

C965: 20 Graded and Melodic Exercises (Fairly Difficult) (Vingt Études Progressive et Mélodiques Assez Difficiles pour Clarinette) Book 3 by Paul Jeanjean. Alphonse Leduc, 1929, SS, 39 pages. This book has 20 etudes in the rest of the keys through seven sharps and seven flats. It is primarily the key signatures that make these difficult.

Book 1
29.85

Book 2
37.00

Book 3
50.20

C159: 20 Studies for Clarinet from the Works of Rode arranged by Harry Bettoney. Carl Fischer, 1913/1968, SS, 40 pages. Pierre Rode (1744-1830) was a French violinist. Some courses of study have this after Rose. Keys range from 1 sharp to 4 flats.
11.95
C1550: 20 Grand Studies Selected from the Caprices by Rode by Cyrille Rose edited by Stanley Drucker. International Music Company, 1962, SS, 40 pages. This is the same material as in C159 above. The studies are in a different order. The most noticeable differences are that the printing is clearer and there are additional dynamic and articulation markings.
11.95
C200: 20 Studies of Medium Difficulty for Clarinet by Agostino Gabucci. Ricordi, 1942, SS, 25 pages. This book contains 20 interesting etudes primarily in keys to two flats and two sharps. Good practice for meter changes, articulation, and many rhythmic patterns.
16.95
C1909: 20 Studies for Clarinet Selected from the studies of Kreutzer and Fiorillo by Hyacinthe Klosé edited by Jerry Kirkbride. International Music Company, 1984, SS, 38 pages. Twenty studies in keys to 2 flats and 3 sharps at the intermediate and upper intermediate level.
13.75
C683: 20 Technical Studies for Clarinet by Hyacinthe Klosé edited by Stanley Drucker. International Music Company, 1973, SS, 35 pages. Twenty upper intermediate studies, slightly more etude like than the Characteristic Studies (C682) despite the name.
15.50
C201: 21 Caprices for Clarinet by Vincenzo Gambaro edited by Alamiro Giampieri. Ricordi, 2001, SS, 29 pages. These caprices are at approximately the same level as the Rose etudes. Keys to three flats and three sharps.
15.95
C195: 21 Chalumeau Studies for Clarinet by Randall Cunningham. Woodwindiana, 1999, SS, 25 pages. This book includes studies in both major and minor modes through three sharps and three flats and in a variety of musical forms and styles.  It was intended for the composer's middle school students, although several of the studies will challenge the best students at that level. Includes fingering suggestions and a short glossary of musical terms.
11.50
C141: 21 Foundation Studies for Alto and Bass Clarinet compiled and edited by William E. Rhoads. Etudes taken from the work of Lee, Dotzauer, Buchler, Platti, Schroder, Merck, Kummer, Franchomme, and Duport (several of these have been identified as composers of cello etudes). Keys from 4 flats to 2 sharps. Conservative range.
14.50
C655: 22 Modern Etudes (Vingt-Deux Etudes Modernes) by Auguste Périer. Alphonse Leduc, 1930, SS, 34 pages. A collection of moderately difficult studies in a variety keys.
39.30
C462: 22 Recreation Studies for Clarinet by Jerome Naulais. International Music Diffusion, 1990, SS, 23 pages. An interesting set of intermediate etudes. Several are dance forms (waltz, tango, Charleston) with many pieces having a contemporary edge. The variety of tempos, meters (5/4, 5/8 etc.), rhythmic figures and keys (to four flats and sharps) should aid in the player's development and would be good sight reading material for more more experienced students. Click on the cover image to see a sample page.
16.95
C700: 22 Studies for Clarinet (22 Études) by Jacques Lancelot. Billaudot, 1974, SS, 23 pages. These 22 intermediate studies cover a number of areas but there is particular emphasis on smooth and even playing of groups of notes and between registers.
16.95
C367: 22 Studies for Clarinet (22 Etüden) by Iwan Müller edited by Leopold Wlach. Doblinger, 1946, SS, 43 pages. Müller (1786-1854) was a German clarinetist and the developer of the 13 key clarinet in 1812. These studies, in keys to three flats or sharps, are about the same level as Rose.
19.95
C1935: 24 Clarinet Etudes from the World by Gregory M. Barrett. Billaudot, 2012, SS, 55 pages. Dr. Gregory Barrett is professor of clarinet and chamber music at Northern Illinois University.  He used the melodies he collected from various sources (including folk and other ethnic music) as the basis for the 24 concert etudes he composed. These advanced studies are written in all 24 major and minor keys and feature a variety of styles. Click on the cover image to view the first page of etude 13 (Raga Purvi - India).
31.95
C199: 24 Clarinet Studies for Beginners by Victor Polatschek. Marks Music, 1948, SS, 20 pages. While this book contains a few studies playable by students near the end of their first year of study, most would be more appropriate for second and third year students who are making good progress. Includes studies that emphasize articulation, scales and intervals, and rhythms.
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6.95
C250: 24 Instructional Duets for Two Clarinets by Joseph Kuffner. Universal Edition, SS, 24 pages. These duets were originally published in 1827 and are progressive in difficulty. Suitable for second and third year students.
19.95
C2096: 24 Studies in All Tonalities for Clarinet by Robert Stark. International Music Company, SS, 40 pages. Early college level studies in all keys with some occasional high altissimo. Click on the cover image to view a sample page.
14.75
C104: 24 Varied Scales and Exercises for Clarinet by J.B. Albert, revised by Paul de Ville. Carl Fischer, SS, 24 pages. This book is based on a page of scales and exercises that is repeated in each major and minor key.
10.95
C296: 24 Virtuosity Studies Op. 51 Book 1 by Robert Stark revised by Giuseppe Garbarino. Ricordi, 1982, SS, 32 pages. The first 12 studies in a wide range of keys and styles.

C155: 24 Virtuosity Studies Op. 51 Book 2 by Robert Stark revised by Giuseppe Garbarino. Ricordi, 1982, SS, 31 pages. The last 12 studies along the same lines as the first.

Book 1
16.95

Book 2
16.95


C757: 24 Virtuosity Studies Op. 51 Book 1 by Robert Stark edited by Eric Simon. International Music Company, 1959, SS, 30 pages. The first 12 studies in a wide range of styles and mostly flat keys.

C758: 24 Virtuosity Studies Op. 51 Book 2 by Robert Stark edited by Eric Simon. International Music Company, 1959, SS, 27 pages The last 12 studies in mostly sharp keys.

Book 1
12.75

Book 2
12.75

C432: 25 Etudes by Alfred Prinz. Woodwindiana, 1999, SS, 32 pages. This book of difficult etudes was written in view of the final preparation for an audition in a symphony or opera orchestra. The commonly required orchestra audition excerpts have been worked into difficult technical etudes which, if practiced thoroughly, should help in learning the original materials. The etudes are based on Kodaly Dances of Galanta; Borodin Polovtsian Dances; Strauss Zigeunerbaron and Rosenkavalier; Rossini Overture to Semiramis and Barber of Seville; Rimsky-Korasakov Golden Rooster and Scheherazade; Wagner Tannhäuser , Meistersinger, and Götterdämmerung; Leoncavallo Bajazzo; Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf; Mozart Gran Partita; Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 and Nutcraker; Smetana The Bartered Bride; Lehar Der Graf von Luxemburg; Shostakovich Symphony No. 9; Stravinsky Petrouchka; Mendelssohn Midsummer Night's Dream;  and Schumann Symphony No. 1.
16.50
C966: 25 Technical and Melodious Studies (Vingt Cinq Études Techniques et Mélodiques pour Clarinette) Volume 1 by Paul Jeanjean. Alphonse Leduc, 1948, SS, 45 pages. These books are somewhat unusual in that some of the etudes have clarinet accompaniment parts (usually making a quartet). The etudes are at the upper intermediate and advanced level. Volume 1 has 7 solo etudes, 5 with three clarinet accompaniment parts, and 1 clarinet duet. There is a separate booklet with the second and third parts while the fourth part is printed below the solo part.

C967: 25 Technical and Melodious Studies (Vingt Cinq Études Techniques et Mélodiques pour Clarinette) Volume 2 by Paul Jeanjean. Alphonse Leduc, 1958, SS, 44 pages. This book is similar to the first but with many of the etudes having odd meters. Volume 2 has 9 solo etudes, and 3 with three clarinet accompaniment parts. There is a separate booklet with the second and third parts while the fourth part is printed below the solo part.

Volume 1
31.75

Volume 2
31.75

C1178: 26 Cadenzas in the Form of Preludes (Vingt-Six Cadences en forme de préludes) by Agostino Gabucci. Alphonse Leduc, 1951, SS, 61 pages. This can only be described as a huge collection of challenging practice cadenzas. 
50.90
C1290: 26 Etudes for clarinet arranged by Cyrille Rose and edited by Fernand Blachet. Billaudot, 1966, SS, 30 pages. These studies were chosen from the works of Mazas and Kreutzer. They tend to be somewhat easier than the 32 and 40 studies and some are more exercise like.
20.95
C1447: 28 Etudes for Clarinet on the Modes of Olivier Messiaen by Guy Lacour. Billaudot, 1978, SS, 32 pages. This series of studies is designed to familiarize clarinetist with the modes of limited transposition used by Olivier Messiaen. Each study is based on one of the seven modes or on one of their transpositions.
22.95
C152: 30 Caprices for Clarinet by Ernesto Cavallini, edited by Alamiro Giampieri. Ricordi, PB, 65 pages. The book starts at the intermediate level but progresses relatively quickly to more challenging material. While many of the exercises modulate through various keys the written key signatures are not more than 3 sharps or flats. Several of the caprices near the end of the book have a theme and variation structure. These are also in C095: Artistic Studies Book 3 and 18 of the Caprices are in C1359: Capricen Op. 1-3 for Clarinet. This book has slightly clearer printing than the Carl Fischer edition.
18.95
C1172: 30 Caprices for Clarinet by Ernesto Cavallini. Carl Fischer, 1919, SS, 64 pages. The book starts at the intermediate level but progresses relatively quickly to more challenging material. While many of the exercises modulate through various keys the written key signatures are not more than 3 sharps or flats. Several of the caprices near the end of the book have a theme and variation structure. These are also in C095: Artistic Studies Book 3 and 18 of the Caprices are in C1359: Capricen Op. 1-3 for Clarinet. This book will lay flatter than the Ricordi edition because of the difference in binding.
14.95
C1677: 30 Caprices for Clarinet by Ernesto Cavallini edited by Charles Neidich. Lauren Keiser Music Publishing, 2010, SS, 71 pages + 2 CDs. The noteworthy feature of this edition is the recording included with Charles Neidich's performances of the Caprices. Rather than clutter Cavallini's already expressively notated scores with still more markings, this edition offers the recording as a window into the "bel canto" style of the etudes and as models of the kind of performance to which the student should aspire. This book includes a page of suggested fingerings and a two page glossary of Italian musical terms.
26.95
C1524: 30 Characteristic Studies (30 Estudios Característicos) for Clarinet by Enrique Calvist y Serrano edited by Pedro Rubio. Bassus Ediciones Musicales, 2009, SS, 30 pages. Calvist (?-1897) was a Spanish clarinetist and composer about which only limited information is known. The editor believes these studies were written in the 1880s. They are about the same level as the Rose 32 Etudes and are in keys from four sharps to seven flats. The editor has recorded 15 of the etudes on the CD.
The Spanish Romantic Clarinet Vol. 2 - Pedro Rubio
19.95
C756: 30 Etudes for Clarinet by Hyacinthe Klose edited by Jerry Kirkbride. International Music Company, 1989, SS, 63 pages. These mostly exercise like etudes are at the intermediate and advanced intermediate level and are in keys from two flats to two sharps.
19.25
C755: 30 Interpretative Studies for Clarinet by Reginald Kell. International Music Company, 1958, SS, 63 pages. These studies are in all major and minor keys and tend toward being somewhat exercise like with many repeated figures. Upper intermediate level and perhaps a bit beyond.
19.25
C046: The 32 Rose Studies: An Analysis and Study Guide by Henry Larsen. Larsen Audiographics, SB, 166 pages. The author studied with Pasquale Cardillo, Rosario Mazzeo, Simeon Bellison, and Arthur Christmann; was the assistant principal clarinet of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra from 1950-78; and a teacher and conductor at the Hartt School from 1950 to 1988. Each of the 32 studies is accompanied by extensive comments and suggestions.  The author includes other instructional material independent of the studies including hand position studies and two articles on reeds reprinted from The Clarinet magazine.
29.95
C1461: 32 Etudes for Clarinet by Cyrille Rose edited by Melvin Warner. Carl Fischer, 2002/2009, SS, 36 pages, with CD. In this new edition of the 32 Rose Etudes, the editor has drawn on various editions of the 32 Etudes and the Ferling 48 Etudes on which they are based.  He has corrected errors in time signatures, notes, articulations, etc. He has not added any breathing, tempo, or other markings not found in the originals. What is new in this edition is that it includes a CD with recordings of the piano accompaniments composed and performed by John Walker (as .mp3 files) and for the first time .pdf files of all of these piano parts. The recorded accompaniments are still available as a regular CD here.The old Carl Fischer edition (most recently with a white cover) has been discontinued.
Cyrille Rose 32 Etudes - Hill32 Etudes - Sean Osborn
12.95
C1812: 32 Etudes for Clarinet by Cyrille Rose edited by Philippe Cuper. International Music Diffusion, 2011, SS, 32 pages. This new edition of the 32 Rose Etudes is based on the original 1893 edition with some additions to the markings by the editor when they missing from the original. There are fewer markings than the editions edited by Warner. The printing in this edition, although very clean, has more white space between lines and is somewhat smaller than other editions.
Cyrille Rose 32 Etudes - Hill32 Etudes - Sean Osborn
10.95
C1571: 32 Studies for Clarinet by Cyrille Rose edited by Stanley Drucker. International Music Co., 1973, SS, 31 pages. For the most part this is nicely printed and on good paper.
Cyrille Rose 32 Etudes - Hill32 Etudes - Sean Osborn
13.50
C969: 32 Etudes & 40 Studies for Clarinet by Cyrille Rose. Dover, 2007, PB, 80 pages. This is an unedited reproduction of the original Carl Fischer editions of the 32 Rose Etudes (1913) and the 40 Studies (1910).
Cyrille Rose 32 Etudes - Hill32 Etudes - Sean Osborn
14.95
C463: 33 Studies for Clarinet from Verdi by Jacques Merrer. International Music Diffusion, 1994, SS, 63 pages. This unusual book is a series of etudes based on arias from Verdi's operas (La Forza del Destino, Il Trovatore, Rigoletto, Traviata, Otello, Don Carlos, Nabucco, and Aida). The text includes English and French descriptions of the operas and where etudes fit. There is quite a range of difficulty levels from a few which are easy intermediate to advanced intermediate (and possibly a bit beyond).
23.95
C464: 35 Studies for Clarinet Vol. 1 by Gaetano Labanchi edited by David Weber and Robert Dilutis. International Music Diffusion, 1998, SS, 63 pages. This book contains 18 of Labanchi etudes in major and minor keys through 3 sharps and 3 flats. It also includes a nine page clarinet duet. As editor, Weber has corrected notes and articulations and added more detailed dynamic and tempo markings. These etudes are quite challenging and helpful for the serious student to achieve the "Bel Canto" style of playing. Note: C148 includes these etudes (and more), but not the duet.
28.95
C142: 35 Technical Studies for Alto or Bass Clarinet by William E. Rhoads. Southern Music Co., 1962, SS, 40 pages. A variety of useful exercises for low clarinets including studies on crossing the break, articulation, little fingers, chords, and in various keys.
13.95
C1777: 38 More Modern Studies for Solo Clarinet by James Rae. Universal Edition, 2011, SS, 30 pages. These studies are quite progressive with the first few for absolute beginners but the last suitable for students at least at the 3-4 year levels. The pieces are of moderate length and cover a wide variety of styles. They are all written in comfortable clarinet oriented keys to allow the student to focus on interpretation. Each study is designed to improve the student's musical as well as technical abilities.
19.95

C1983: 40 Etudes after Mazas Vol. 1 for clarinet by V. Blancou edited by Jacques Lancelot. Billaudot, 1975, SS, 23 pages. Twenty etudes generally at the advanced intermediate level. Keys to 3 sharps and 3 flats.

C1984: 40 Etudes after Mazas Vol. 2 for clarinet by V. Blancou edited by Jacques Lancelot. Billaudot, 1980, SS, 27 pages. Twenty more etudes which are somewhat more difficult than those in volume 1. Key to 4 sharps and 3 flats.
Vol. 1
13.95

Vol. 2
18.95

C086: 40 Modern Studies in Rhythm and Interpretation for Solo Clarinet by James Rae. Universal Edition, PB, 38 pages. This book has been written to familiarize the clarinetist with the various rhythms and phrasings encountered in modern music. Each study deals with a particular aspect of rhythmic playing ranging from jazz (swing) and rock to modern classical interpretation. The studies are presented in order of difficulty to enable the player to gauge their progress
22.95
C097: 40 Progressive Melodies for Clarinet by A.M.R. Barret edited by David Hite. Southern Music Company, SS, 64 pages. This book is based on material from the Complete Method for Oboe by Barret (see the Oboe section for the original). All of the Barret pieces have parts for two clarinets. The book also includes 8 Progressive Exercises by J. Dont and a brief scale study by David Hite.
14.95
C080: 40 Studies for Clarinet Book 1 by Cyrille Rose edited by Donald E. McCathren. Alfred, 1988, SS, 48 pages. Donald E. McCathren has prepared a lesson plan for each study and annotated the studies with fingering recommendations. Studies 1-20.

C081: 40 Studies for Clarinet Book 2 by Cyrille Rose edited by Donald E. McCathren. Alfred, 1991, SS, 48 pages. Studies 21-40.

Book 1
11.95

Book 2
10.95


C511: 40 Studies for Clarinet Book 1 arranged by Cyrille Rose. Carl Fischer, SS, 24 pages. Studies 1-20.

C512: 40 Studies for Clarinet Book 2 arranged by Cyrille Rose. Carl Fischer, SS, 24 pages. Studies 21-40.

Book 1
9.95

Book 2
8.95


C096: 40 Studies for Clarinet by Cyrille Rose revised and edited by Jean & David Hite. Southern Music Company, 2000, SS, 52 pages. In preparing this edition the editors have found many opportunities to enhance the studies by adhering to the original violin notation. This book also includes information on the composers of the original etudes for violin that Rose transcribed and chronology of etudes published between 1793 and 1884.
17.95
C083: 48 Studies for Clarinet Book 1 by Alfred Uhl. Schott, SS, 32 pages. These studies were originally published in 1940. The composer intended them to assist students in becoming familiar with the difficulties peculiar to modern instrumental music. Uhl was assisted by Leopold Wlach of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, who made suggestions and revisions of these studies. Studies 1-24.

C084: 48 Studies for Clarinet Book 2 by Alfred Uhl. Schott, SS, 32 pages. Studies 25-48.

Book 1
17.95

Book 2
17.95

C1998: 48 Studies for Clarinet by Alfred Uhl edited by Reiner Wehle. Schott, 2010, SS, 67 pages. A new edition of these studies (all in one volume) prepared by German clarinetist and pedagogue Reiner Wehle (husband of Sabine Meyer).
23.95
C667: 60 Divertimenti for Clarinet by Agostino Gabucci. Ricordi, 1942, SS, 26 pages. An interesting collection of studies in a variety of styles and key signatures. Generally at the intermediate level but with a range of difficulty. These studies are shorter (mostly about 24 to 32 measures) and somewhat easier than Rose.
13.95
C105: 60 Rambles for Clarinet by Leon Lester. Carl Fischer, SS, 45 pages. Leon Lester (1910-2003) was a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music where his teachers were Lucien Cailliet and Daniel Bonade. He was a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra of 28 years and taught several generations of students. One of the best books of supplemental pieces around. The melodic and rhythmic material in Lester's "rambles" will please not only young 2-3 year students, but adult beginners as well.
11.95
C957: 80 Graded Studies for Clarinet Book 1 selected and edited by John Davies & Paul Harris. Faber Music, 1986, SS, 21 pages. This book has studies 1-50 which range from absolute beginner to intermediate. (Note that there aren't any grades assigned to these, the title apparently referring the careful arrangement by progressive difficulty.)

C958: 80 Graded Studies for Clarinet Book 2 selected and edited by John Davies & Paul Harris. Faber Music, 1986, SS, 32 pages. This book has studies 51-80 which range from the intermediate level to the advanced intermediate (with a few beyond that including a fiendishly fast mixed meter concoction from Harris). The studies are mostly from the usual suspects such as Müller, Demnitz, Baermann, Rose, Lazarus, Klose, etc. In addition to the students for which it was intended, this book may be useful to the adult clarinetist who doesn't own many etudes books and is looking for some variety.

Book 1
11.95

Book 2
11.95

C085: 100 Studies for Clarinet edited by Gunther Joppig and Stephen Trier. Universal Edition, PB, 74 pages. This book is a collection of classical studies for the clarinet that brings together important examples of clarinet music written for teaching purposes. It is intended for the intermediate student, includes etudes, exercises, and duets and is generally progressive. Composers include: Telemann, Lefevre, Berr, Müller, Klose, Baermann, Lazarus, and many more.
29.95
C505: 331 Daily Exercises by Auguste Périer. Alphonse Leduc, 1932, SS, 11 pages. French title: 331 Exercices Journaliers de Mécanisme. This book contains 331 one measure exercises (usually 16 or 24 notes).  They start at the bottom of the clarinet range and work upwards to an altissimo G. Intermediate level.
22.70
C348: The Accomplished Clarinettist Book 1 by Rudolf Jettel. Josef Weinberger, 1951, SS, 27 pages. These studies are designed to develop the proficiency required for modern orchestral playing, especially with regard to technique and rhythm. This book contains 15 etudes.

C349: The Accomplished Clarinettist Book 2 by Rudolf Jettel. Josef Weinberger, 1952, SS, 31 pages. More challenging etudes (16) some of which are in more difficult keys than book 1.

C350: The Accomplished Clarinettist Book 3 by Rudolf Jettel. Josef Weinberger, 1954, PB, 48 + 20 pages. Includes piano accompaniment. This book is something of a departure from the first two as it contains four concert etudes and a Sonate in four movements (all with piano accompaniment).
Book 1
29.95

Book 2
29.95

Book 3
29.95
C089: Advanced Clarinet Technique - A New Approach from Great Orchestral Literature by John Gibson. JB Linear Music, 2003, SB, 59 pages. This new book uses passages from Mozart, Borodin, Brahms and other great composers to build advanced technique. They are also more than orchestral excerpt studies because they include the full musical context of the selection. The complete Marriage of Figaro Overture by Mozart is included as a bonus. A great value.
11.95
C108: Advanced Contemporary Chordal Sequences for Clarinet - 276 Technical Studies by Kalmen Opperman. Carl Fischer, 1999, SS, 96 pages. Contemporary composers are writing more technical, exotic lines for the clarinet, often because of the various register color changes and the instrument's convenient extended range. The exercises in this book are intended to support and extend the technical expertise of students and professionals required to perform this modern music. The chords are shown before the exercises but not identified. (Note: In late 2010 the title of this book was revised with the addition of the word "Advanced.") There is also an Intermediate Level book.
16.95
C653: Advanced Studies for the Clarinet by Victor Polatschek. G. Schirmer Inc., 1947, SS, 55 pages. Twenty-eight studies by Polatschek, many in the style of composers such as Bach or Beethoven, or based on specific works such as Scheherazde by Rimsky-Korsakov, Scaramouche by Milhaud, and Overture on Hebrew Themes by Prokofieff to name just a few. Better high school students will be able to play many of these etudes.
8.95
C147: Advanced Studies from Julius Weissenborn Adapted for Alto and Bass Clarinets by William E. Rhoads. Southern Music Company, SS, 28 pages. Thirty-four studies adapted from Weissenborn bassoon studies.
10.95
C146: The Advancing Clarinetist by Leon Lester. Carl Fischer, 1972, SS, 32 pages. "Etudes Freely Adapted from the Masters" such as Weissenborn, Lazarus, etc. Suitable for second or third year students 
10.95
C651: Altissimo Studies for Clarinet 90 Melodious Studies by Thomas J. Filas transcribed for the clarinet by William R. Higgins. Carl Fischer, 2005, SS, 32 pages. In today’s contemporary literature, the clarinetist is obligated to play in the altissimo register more often and for longer phrases than ever before. For this reason, clarinetists need to be as proficient and relaxed in the altissimo register as they are in the chalumeau and clarion registers. This edition offers ninety exercises of Thomas J. Filas altissimo flute etudes, transcribed in keys that focus on extending the clarinet’s range gradually from D6 to A6. They are short, musically enjoyable, and extremely effective for practicing altissimo studies.
10.95
C311: Amazing Studies Clarinet by Howard Harrison. Boosey & Hawkes, 1997, SS, 62 pages. Howard Harrison has collected and arranged 76 pieces for unaccompanied clarinet. They include material drawn from both classical and folk music, with many dances included. Each piece was selected to develop a specific aspect of technique. There is an index to help you find the right study for each technical problem. This book is at the intermediate level.
Click on the book to see the full table of contents.
24.95
C231: Arpeggio Studies Op. 39 by Robert Stark. Billaudot, 2000, SS, 32 pages. Twelve studies covering intervals, triads in wide skips, triads and connecting scale passages, seventh chords and connecting scale passages, and triads and seventh chords. Unfortunately the distributor has made this a special order item so it may not be in stock.
21.95
C1549: Arpeggio Studies Op. 39 by Robert Stark edited by Robert McGinnis. International Music Company, 1956, SS, 18 pages. Twelve studies covering intervals, triads in wide skips, triads and connecting scale passages, seventh chords and connecting scale passages, and triads and seventh chords. This edition has smaller print than the Billaudot edition but is cheaper and more readily available.
11.95
C093: Artistic Studies Book 1 - From the French School edited by David Hite. Southern Music Company, SS, 96 pages. This book contains studies transcribed by Cyrille Rose. They are the 40 Studies, the 32 Etudes, and the 9 Caprices. This book is being used for the Texas All-State auditions (TMEA) for all clarinets and for the Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB) auditions for soprano clarinet. 
19.95
C094: Artistic Studies Book 2 - From the German School edited by David Hite. Southern Music Company, SS, 96 pages. This book contains studies by Carl Baermann. They are the 16 Studies from the Baermann Method Op. 64, Book 4, and 16 Concert Studies from the Baermann Method, Book 5 (complete), the 32 Etudes, and the 9 Caprices. There are also a high note fingering chart, trill chart, and biographical sketches of Heinrich and Carl Baermann and David Hite.
13.95
C095: Artistic Studies Book 3 - From the Italian School edited by David Hite. Southern Music Company, SS, 96 pages. The book contains 30 Caprices by Ernesto Cavallini, 4 Studies by Gaetano Labanchi, 7 Etudes-Caprices by Aurelio Magnani, and 5 Caprices by Giovanni Battista Gambaro. It also includes biographical sketches of all of the composers and David Hite.
9.95
C262: Bach 15 Etudes arranged by Ulysse Delécluse. Alphonse Leduc, 1953, SS, 19 pages. Most of these studies are at a moderate difficulty level.
23.50
C100: Barret Four Sonatas edited by David Hite. Southern Music Company, SS, 64 pages. A.M.R. Barret Four Sonatas for the Refinement of Musicianship with the accompaniment of a second clarinet (most of the second parts are easier), Delphin Alard Five Melodious Etudes, and Scales in Thirds by David Hite.
14.95
C170: Bass Clarinet Scale Book by Martin Arnold. Aztecpress, Second Edition 2003, SB, 74 pages. This book was originally developed to assist those with a bass clarinet to low C gain proficiency in the extended range and in bass clef. The second edition, more than double in length, includes all of the original material and adds scales in treble clef for both low C and low E-flat instruments. It contains scales and chords of various types in all keys. It also includes technique exercises to develop fluency in the extended range. Click on the cover for more information from the author's web site.
21.95
C1359: Capricen Op. 1-3 for Clarinet by Ernesto Cavallini. Hofmeister, SS, 42 pages. 18 Caprices by Cavallini (in groups of six). Some are quite exercise like while others are very melodic (similar to Rose, but he didn't compose what is published under his name). Lots of interesting material for the upper intermediate level clarinetist.  These are the first 18 of the Cavallini caprices in the C095: Artistic Studies Book 3 and are included in the Ricordi edition of the 30 caprices. The printing is clearer than the Ricordi version and larger than the Southern Music version (C095).
16.95
C656: The Clarinet Chromatic Machine by Kalmen Opperman. Carl Fischer, 2006, PB, 143 pages. This new book provides a comprehensive series of 50 chromatic exercises, plus 6 chromatic etudes, 5 orchestral excerpts, and the Flight of the Bumblebee. It will be a very useful tool for students and others who wish to hone their skill in playing chromatic passages and patterns.
24.95
C510: Clarinet Scales & Arpeggios annotated by Avrahm Galper. Boosey & Hawkes, 1978, SS, 40 pages. Includes all major and minor (both melodic and harmonic) scales in tow octaves, thirds, arpeggios, dominant 7ths, diminished 7ths and whole tone scales and augmented triads and arpeggios. It also contains chalumeau warm ups, transitions from high to low and articulation exercises, and 138 mechanical exercises. Fingerings are noted throughout and a fingering chart is included. Note: this book may be more suitable for the intermediate student than the author's more recent Upbeat Scales & Arpeggios, as it has more supplemental exercises and a more limited upper range (the top note is altissimo E).
10.95
C635: Clarinet Staccato from the Beginning by Reginald Kell. Boosey & Hawkes, 1968, SS, 46 pages. Many, many staccato exercises, of varying difficulty. Quite a few are in the form of duets.
27.95
C163: Classical Studies for Clarinet transcribed and edited by Himie Voxman. Rubank, 1948, SS, 72 pages. An outstanding book of music based primarily on the works for solo violin and cello of Bach. Additional material is drawn from Bach flute and clavier pieces and three Handel suites for clavier.
8.95
C919: The Complete Daniel Bonade compiled and edited by Larry Guy. Rivernote Press, 2007, SB, 142 pages. This combines three Bonade educational books that have not been available for several years. They are the Clarinetist's Compendium, Sixteen Phrasing Studies for Clarinet, and the Bonade Orchestral Studies for Clarinet. The Phrasing Studies were taken from the Rose 32 Etudes and have been edited by Bonade for "correct phrasing marks, dynamics, punctuation and interpretation." The Orchestral Studies which are excerpts (often extended) from the orchestra repertoire comprise more than 100 pages of this book. The editor has corrected typographical errors and notes, rhythms, dynamics, and slur markings in the Orchestral Studies. 
24.95
G061: Complete Method for Rhythmical Articulation by Pasquale Bona translated from the fourth Italian edition by Gustav Saenger. Carl Fischer, SS, 72 pages. This is the treble clef edition. This book is in three parts with the first two intended for vocalists and all three parts for instrumentalists. The exercises and etudes (120 in all) which focus on rhythm (not articulation) are progressively more difficult. Some of the exercises have a few notes below the range of the flute, oboe, and saxophone.
12.95
G065: Rhythmical Articulation (for bass clef instruments) by  Pasquale Bona selected and transcribed by William D. Fitch. Carl Fischer, 1969, SS, 47 pages. The bass clef edition has Parts II and III from the original, 41 etudes. Useful for bassoon, trombone, cello, euphonium, tuba, and bass clarinetist's who want to work on bass clef.
12.50

C2146: The Complete Scale Compendium for Clarinet by Larry Clark. Carl Fischer, 2014, SS, 64 pages. This book presents a wide variety of scales in two contexts. First by time of scale and then arranged by key. Included are (all in major and minor except the whole tone and chromatic scales): long tones, scale and arpeggio, tetrachords ascending and descending, mode, thirds, arpeggiated diatonic chords, chromatics, blues scales, and pentatonic scales. Includes a preface and scale theory. Click on the cover image to view a sample page.
14.95

C2190: Concert Etudes by Nathan Ivan Kaplan edited by Lawrence Sobol. Kendor Music Inc, 2014, SS, 22 pages. Nathan Kaplan (1948-2000) was an American composer who collaborated with the editor on these etudes in 1969-1970. Now fully revised and edited, this collaboration of 18 solo etudes prepares students for many of the challenges they will encounter in contemporary music performance. Helpful commentaries precede each piece in the set. The publisher rates this as grade 3-6 (probably a bit high, but certainly a 5 on the upper end) which makes it primarily suitable for advanced high school and early college level students. Click here to listen to etude 1.
14.50
C575: Contemporary Chordal Sequences for Intermediate Clarinet - 173 Technical Studies by Kalmen Opperman. Carl Fischer, 2005, SS, 48 pages. This book is apparently intended to precede the one above. The various triads, sixth, seventh, ninth, tenth, eleventh, and thirteenth chords are identified by name and the exercises are simple arpeggios. Chords are shown on 10 of the 12 notes of the scale (omitting C-sharp/D-flat and D-sharp/E-flat) with a varying number of chords in each key. There is also an Advanced Level book.
11.95
G068: Contemporary Rhythm & Meter Duets for Treble Clef Instruments by Elliot Del Borgo. Meredith Music Publications, 1996, SS, 31 pages. Based on the concept of Contemporary Rhythm & Meter Studies, these fourteen, two-page duets make extensive use of metric and rhythmic devices, and harmonic and tonal devices commonly found in 20th Century works. They are ideal for any instrument for developing sight-reading skills as well as recital performance, jury exams, and lesson material.
9.95
G066: Contemporary Rhythm & Meter Studies for Treble Clef Instruments by Elliot Del Borgo. Meredith Music Publications, 1996, SS, 31 pages. These 28 etudes make extensive use of metric and rhythmic devices found in 20th century works. Composed as recital/performance pieces, all melodic material is derived from a variety of contemporary patterns including synthetic scales, 12-tone and 7-tone rows, cell-derived patterns, modal scales and traditional major and minor tonalities. 
9.95
C894: Daily Staccato Exercises Op. 46 by Robert Stark edited by Jerry Kirkbride. International Music Co., 1987, SS, 10 pages. This book contains two octave major, melodic minor, harmonic minor and chromatic scales. Exercises on seconds and thirds. Triad exercises: major, minor, augmented, half-diminished, diminished and double-diminished. It concludes with dominant and diminished seventh chords. These exercises can be played with any articulation.
8.75
C1792: Daily Studies for the Clarinet by Joe Allard edited by Gary Bovyer. Gary Bovyer, 2011, SS, 42 pages. In celebration of the 100th year since Joe Allard's (1910-1991) birth, former student Bovyer presents the legendary teacher's daily regimen of scale and chord studies as dictated to his students. Includes all major and minor scales, modes and arpeggios; pentatonic and whole tone scales and exercises; octatonic scales; exercises on fourths; chromatic scales in intervals and more. A great way to develop the technique necessary to meet the demands placed on today's working clarinetist.  Note: This book has been reprinted with a black and white cover and the price has been reduced by $5.00 to the current level (November 2011).
19.95
C1768: Daily Workouts Second Editionby Paula Corley. Clarinet City, 2014, SS, 40 pages. Subtitled: Warm-ups and Scale-based Exercises for the Developing Clarinetist. An useful book with warm-ups inspired by Russell Dagon, Howard Klug, and Larry Combs. Following the warm-ups the book has scale based exercises in keys up to 5 sharps and 6 flats with scales, interrupted scales, thirds, arpeggios with sevenths, and minor scales. The book concludes with chromatic patterns, register connector exercises, and advanced articulation patterns. The content is the same in the second edition but the printing has been improved and it has been reformatted to be easier to use.
15.95
C1018: Le Débutant Clarinettiste, Vint Études Mélodiques Trés Faciles (The Beginning Clarinetist, 20 Easy Melodious Studies) by Auguste Périer. Alphonse Leduc, 1936, SS, 17 page. These etudes start with half notes and whole notes (upper register included) and progress to the intermediate level, all in easy keys. One copy at this price. Additional copies at the current price of $26.65.
28.30
C169: The Developing Clarinetist, 31 Clarinet Studies by Leon Lester. Theodore Presser, 1978, SS, 32 pages. This book contains 31 intermediate level etudes (2 original) that have been edited by Lester to meet the needs of present day clarinetists. Major and Minor keys to 4 flats and 4 sharps.
12.95
C1439: The Development of the Altissimo Register for Clarinet by Norman M. Heim. Kendor Music, 1976, SS, 28 pages. This book is intended for use with students to improve their ability to play in the altissimo register. It includes exercises for smaller and larger intervals and ten etudes for practice. Some fingerings are provided.

10.95
C2062: Easy Jazz Studies for Clarinet by Tilmann Dehnhard. Universal Edition, 2013, SS, 18 pages + CD. Ten original jazz studies for intermediate level clarinetists. The CD has the pieces played by bass and guitar both with and without the clarinet. The faster pieces have been recorded at multiple tempos. There are chord symbols throughout. Click on the cover image to view a sample page.
24.95
C1368: Empirische Studie in 16 Abschnitten (Empirical Study in 16 Sections) for Clarinet by W.A. Scheidl. Hofmeister, 1993, SS, 12 pages. This recent (written in 1988) study has 16 exercises linked in a continuous manner for the purpose of improving technique in various areas of clarinet playing. There is quite a bit of variety. Probably about the same level as the Rose etudes but with a few modern elements such as a bit of mixed meter.
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11.95
C144: Etudes for Technical Facility for Alto and Bass Clarinet arranged and compiled by William E. Rhoads. Southern Music Co., 1965, SS, 24 pages. Twenty etudes for the student who has mastered the fundamentals of a correct embouchure and tone production and is now ready to attack the problem of moving the fingers quickly. In the keys of F, C, and G.
8.50
C1214: Finger Food - Etudes for Clarinet by Eric P. Mandat. Cirrus Music, 2002, SB, 25 pages. Here is an excellent set of 16 etudes for developing fingering technique. There are seven for the left hand, seven for the right hand, and one each for the little fingers and the side E-flat key.
19.95
C131: Foundation Studies for Clarinet (Baermann Book 3) expanded and edited by David Hite. Southern Music Co., SS, 96 pages. David Hite has arranged the scales, arpeggios, and exercises in the Carl Baermann Method for Clarinet Book 3 in order of keys. He has also included some suggested fingerings and additional material.
15.95
C164: Fundamental Scale and Chord Studies for the Clarinet by Friedrich Demnitz. G. Schirmer, 1947, SS, 31 pages. Scale studies in major and minor keys from 4 flats to 4 sharps. Plus chord studies covering the same keys for a total of 36 exercises.
7.95
C180: Gammes et Exercices (Scales and Exercises) for the Clarinet by Gaston Hamelin. Alphonse Leduc, SS, 26 pages. This book includes major and minor scales, chromatic scales, rhythmic exercises on major and minor scales, velocity exercises, and arpeggios. The text is in French, English, and Japanese.
31.65
C2156: Groove Connection Clarinet by Klaus Dickbauer. Universal Edition, 2014, SS, 39 pages + CD. A new approach! We tend to take up music study, because we enjoy playing our instrument. Working on scales and arpeggios often seem like drudgery, so Dickbauer puts them "in context" to make them as enjoyable as playing for fun. However, this book is much more than just scales. The Groove Connection is published for various instruments, but all are designed to work together in duo, trio, and larger ensemble enjoyment. The included CD is useful for classroom and individual study. Click on the cover image to view sample pages from this book.
26.95

C139: Intermediate Style Etudes and Technical Exercises for Clarinet by Harry Gee. Southern Music Company, 1982, SS, 53 pages. Includes etudes from a variety of sources including Rose, Klose, symphonic literature, and original exercises. Includes 13 duets, a review of fundamentals (fingering and fingering studies), musical glossary, circle of keys, chords, scales, etc. 
21.95
C1045: Jazz Scale Studies Clarinet by James Rae. Universal Edition, 2006, 25 pages. The title of this book is a bit deceptive as this is not a book of scale based exercises. Instead it presents and describes the following scales: major scale, Dorian mode, Mixolydian mode, minor pentatonic scale, jazz melodic minor scale, blues scale, chromatic scale, whole-tone scale, and diminished or octatonic scale and then provides two original jazz tunes to demonstrate each scale in action. The first few tunes are quite easy but they progress to the upper intermediate level by the end of the book. In English, German, and French.
18.95
C109: Klosé Daily Exercises arranged by Harry Bettoney. Carl Fischer, SS, 16 pages. This is a book of 15 exercises in the form etudes at the upper intermedate level. All in easy key signatures but with some accidentals. 
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6.95
C110: Klosé Scales and Exercises. Carl Fischer, SS, 13 pages. Subtitled: "On all harmonic formations in the major and minor keys."
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7.50
C111: Kroepsch 416 Progressive Daily Studies for the Clarinet - Book 1, 167 Exercises. Revised by Simeon Bellison. Carl Fischer, SS, 27 pages.

C112: Kroepsch 416 Progressive Daily Studies for the Clarinet - Book 2, 183 Exercises. Revised by Simeon Bellison. Carl Fischer, SS, 29 pages.

Book 1
10.95

Book 2
11.95


C113: Kroepsch 416 Progressive Daily Studies for the Clarinet - Book 3 40 Exercises. Revised by Simeon Bellison. Carl Fischer, SS, 24 pages.

C114: Kroepsch 416 Progressive Daily Studies for the Clarinet - Book 4 26 Exercises. Revised by Simeon Bellison. Carl Fischer, SS, 30 pages.

Book 3
11.95

Book 4
11.95

Since the Carl Fischer editions of these books have occasionally been unavailable, we also carry the International editions. These editions feature slightly easier to read printing and paper and have covers that aren't as stiff.

C738: Kroepsch 416 Studies for Clarinet - Book 1, 167 Exercises. Edited by Eric Simon. International Music Co., 1957, SS, 28 pages.

C739: Kroepsch 416 Studies for Clarinet - Book 2, 183 Exercises. Edited by Eric Simon. International Music Co., 1957, SS, 31 pages.

Book 1
17.50

Book 2
14.75

C816: Kroepsch 416 Studies for Clarinet - Book 3, 40 Studies. Edited by Eric Simon. International Music Co., 1957, SS, 23 pages.

C817: Kroepsch 416 Studies for Clarinet - Book 4, 26 Studies. Edited by Eric Simon. International Music Co., 1957, SS, 30 pages.
Book 3
15.50

Book 4
15.50
C121: Master Studies for the Clarinet, 20 Technical Studies by Kalman Opperman, Carl Fischer, SS, 38 pages. Twenty studies of progressive difficulty suggested for after the Intermediate or Advanced Velocity Studies. These studies includes passages that reach high into the altissimo.
12.95
C968: Melodic Etudes by Ted Hegvik. Northeastern Music Publications, 2007, SS, 30 pages. Subtitled: A Lyric Approach to the Clarinet. It contains a series of short progressive studies for the development of tone, style, and basic clarinet idioms. It is a supplemental book for use with any of the standard methods from the very beginning to the early intermediate level. It also includes a page on resonance fingerings and another on the concept of resonance.
12.95
C098: Melodious and Progressive Studies, Book 1 edited by David Hite. Southern Music Company, SS, 96 pages. Contains F. Demnitz 18 Expressive Studies based upon scales and 18 Expressive Studies based upon chords, D. Nocentini 24 Melodic Studies, C. Baermann 24 Melodic Studies (from Op. 63), and Klose Major and Minor Scales and Scales in Thirds. This book has been reprinted and is now back in stock.
18.95
C099: Melodious and Progressive Studies, Book 2 edited by David Hite. Southern Music Company, SS, 64 pages. This book has Jean Baptiste Gambaro 20 Caprices, 16 Specialized Studies by various composers (including Hubert Ries, Robert Stark, Friederich Berr, Henry Lazarus, etc.), and Jakob Dont 15 Etudes from Op. 37.
11.95
C207: Melodious Etudes for Clarinet compiled and edited by Larry Clark and Sean O'Loughlin. Carl Fischer, 2003, SS, 80 pages. These 54 etudes are a bit different from the familiar since they are based on vocalises of Marco Bordogni (1788-1856). The etudes are in a variety of keys and difficulty levels from perhaps mid-second year through fourth year of study.  There are some pieces in keys with three or four flats or sharps that should prove useful to third year students.
16.95
C070: Modern Daily Studies for the Clarinet - Book One 18 Studies and 3 Etudes by Kalmen Opperman. M. Baron Company, Inc., 1952, SS, 47 pages. The studies are left hand, right hand, chromatic, staccato, grace notes, octaves, and chords (one to four of each). The author also recommends them for practicing transposition.
13.95
C071: Modern Daily Studies for the Clarinet - Book Two 16 Etudes by Kalmen Opperman. M. Baron Company, Inc., 1961, SS, 24 pages.  10.50
C072: Modern Daily Studies for the Clarinet - Book Three Intervallic Permutations by Kalmen Opperman. M. Baron Company, Inc., 1976, SS, 61 pages. This book contains 276 exercises which are designed to create heavy demands on the clarinetist's technique and powers of concentration.
14.95
C1286: New Studies for Clarinet by Louis DeSantis edited by Russell Harlow. ClarinetCentral, 2003, SS, 39 pages. Clarinetist Louis DeSantis (1893-1940) was born and studied in Italy then immigrated to the United States in 1912. He played Chicago Civic Opera and the Saint Louis, Cleveland, Philadelphia and CBS Symphony Orchestra before being killed in a tragic traffic accident in 1940. This book was originally published in the 1920s and has been corrected by the editor based on the author's copy of this book which was in the possession of his family. It is primarily known for the "Paraphrasic Exercises" on Thomas "Mignon" Clarinet Cadenza, the first cadenza of Liszt's Second Hungarian Rhapsody, Tchaikovsky's Scherzo from Symphony No. 4, and Rimsky-Korsakoff's Clarinet Cadenza from "le Coq d'Or". It also includes a Daily Exercise through all major and minor keys, a long trill exercise, and concludes with two Duettinos (one player starts at the beginning and the other at the end and plays the music backwards).
14.95
C890: Patterns & Pieces for practice below "The Break" Clarinet & Piano by Colin Cowles. Ricordi, 1995, SS, 15 + 15 pages. This is an unusual book in several ways. It has six original pieces (with piano accompaniment) in the chalumeu of progressive difficulty from late beginner to intermediate level. Additionally, before each piece it has a scale or scales (for the minor keys) and short pieces called patterns to reinforce the scales. A worthwhile supplementary book.
20.95
C196: Petite Pieces for Clarinet by Randall Cunningham. Woodwindiana, 2001, SS, 37 pages. This book of pieces was designed for advanced high school and beginning college level students. It contains 21 pieces in alternating major and minor keys through four sharps and four flats and ends with three dances in C major. There are brief descriptions of each piece giving the form, style, articulation, and playing suggestions.
11.95
C1778: Play It Cool for Clarinet and Piano by James Rae. Universal Edition, 2002, SS, 23 + 8 pages plus CD. This is a collection of 10 very easy pieces for clarinet with piano or CD accompaniment. The pieces are short and in a variety of styles. Probably (US) grade 2 with the last piece a little more difficult. Mostly in the lower register, with a few higher notes up to the top line F sharp. The CD has a performance of each piece and a backing track.
24.95
C039: Polychromatic Diversions for Clarinet by Ronald L. Caravan. Ethos Publications, SS, 20 pages. Subtitled: 10 Graded Compositions Using Non-Traditional Techniques. These etudes provide material for the further practice of extended techniques. The book includes notes on each piece, a guide to the fingering diagrams, and an explanation of the markings and symbols used. 
16.50
C891: Practical Staccato School for Clarinet Part 1 by Robert Stark. Verlag Anton J. Benjamin, 1909, SS, 17 pages. Subtitled "Exercises for the Elementary Grade and preparatory to the Intermediate Grade. These are interesting exercises, not what I expected given the title. The rhythms are simple and there is a lot of low register work. The most striking feature is that the exercises (which are without key signatures) are full of accidentals as they work their way through various patterns.
24.95
C892: Practical Staccato School for Clarinet Part 2 by Robert Stark. Simrock, 1909, SS, 15 pages. In this intermediate level, the exercises include mostly eighth notes and dotted eighth-sixteenth patterns. The use of accidentals continues.
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24.95
C893: Practical Staccato School for Clarinet Part 3 by Robert Stark. Simrock, 1909, SS, 20 pages. The most advanced book has patterns based on 16th notes in a number of variations. Still many accidentals. This would be excellent for sight reading as well as articulation practice.
24.95
C188: Practical Study of the Scales for Clarinet by Émile Stiévenard. G. Schirmer Inc., 1909, SS, 49 pages. Scale based exercises for all major and minor keys.
10.95
C040: Preliminary Exercises & Etudes in Contemporary Techniques for Clarinet by Ronald L. Caravan. Ethos Publications, SS, 44 pages. Dr. Caravan has been a member of the faculty of Syracuse University School of Music since 1980 teaching applied clarinet and saxophone. His Eastman School of Music doctoral dissertation was Extensions of Technique for Clarinet and Saxophone (1974). This book provides a solid introduction to extended clarinet techniques for the advanced student and can be used as material for lessons or self study. This book covers the areas of Timbre Variation, Quarter Tones, and Multiphonics.  Each section includes an explanation of the technique, examples, fingering charts (when appropriate), and etudes. 
17.50
C351: Preliminary Studies to "The Accomplished Clarinettist" Book 1 by Rudolf Jettel. Josef Weinberger, 1959, SS, 38 pages. This series of books is intended to come before The Accomplished Clarinettist to prepare the student to more easily assimilate the difficult material in that set of studies. Book 1 contains 15 etudes at what would probably be the early college level for most students.

C352: Preliminary Studies to "The Accomplished Clarinettist" Book 2 by Rudolf Jettel. Josef Weinberger, 1959, SS, 39 pages.  Book 2 contains 14 etudes at somewhat more difficult than Book 1. 

C353: Preliminary Studies to "The Accomplished Clarinettist" Book 3 by Rudolf Jettel. Josef Weinberger, 1960, SS, 36 pages. Book 3 contains 15 more advanced etudes.

Book 1
41.95


Book 2

41.95

Book 3
41.95

C122: The Progressing Clarinetist by Leon Lester. Carl Fischer, SS, 32 pages. Thirty etudes based on the works of Sigmund Hering. Suitable for second/third year students.
10.95
C1020: Recueil de Sonates pour L'Étude du Style Classique Book 1 transcribed by Auguste Périer. Alphonse Leduc, 1931, SS, 30 pages. This is a collection of sonatas for the study of the classical style. They are multimovement works generally at the advanced high school/early college level. The sonatas in this volume are: I. Pietro Nardini Sonata in A major, II. Francesco Geminiani Sonata in G minor, III. J.S. Bach Sonata in D minor, IV. Heinrich J.F. Biber Sonata in B minor, V. Arcangelo Corelli Folies D'Espagne Variationen in C minor, VI. Tomaso Vitali Sonata in F-sharp minor, and VII. Jean Marie Leclair Sonata in F major. Vol. 2 is out of print. We can order Vol. 3 (not shown).
32.30
C151: Selected Studies for Clarinet by Himie Voxman. Rubank, 1942, SS, 76 pages. Etudes (Rose level) drawn from many composers in all major and minor keys, plus scales, scales in thirds, and arpeggios.
6.95
C1755: Serve the Music by Lawrence Sobol. Sobol Bros Productions, 2010, SB, 79 pages. This book is something of a composite with fifteen pages of advanced finger exercises (94 in all) based on passage for clarinet from the 20th century composers Ingolf Dahl, David Diamond, Roy Harris, Karel Husa, and Walter Piston. The rest of the book is composed of biographies, personal reminiscences and musical examples from these composers. It also includes a CD with a lecture from 1976 featuring William Schuman and Roy Harris. It is printed on heavy paper with some of the illustrations and photos in color.
39.95
C2204: Staccato-Etüden für Klarinette by Franz Klein. Henry Litolff/Edition Peters, 1977, SS, 26 pages. These studies include preparatory exercises aimed at developing a smooth tonguing technique. It also includes etudes inspired by works from the repertoire. This book would probably fit in a course of study at the early college level but would be useful to any clarinetist who wants to improve their technique. Click on the cover image to view a sample page.
16.75
C1555: Step by Step Basics of Clarinet Technique in 100 Studies by Rudolf Mauz. Schott, 2009, SS, 79 pages. This new book has 100 useful studies for the intermediate clarinetist which range in difficulty from early to advanced within that level. It has quite a bit of explanatory text which is in German, English, and French. The studies are drawn from familiar sources such as Bearmann, Berr, Demnitz, Klose, Lazarus, Rose, etc. The areas of emphasis are articulation, extending dynamic range, fingering technique, more advanced staccato exercises, melodic studies in keys to 4 flats and 4 sharps, the most important ornaments, and scales and arpeggios in keys to 4 flats and 4 sharps.
19.95
C2129: Step by Step Clarinet by James Rae. Universal Edition, 2013, SS, 43 pages. A collection of easy progressive studies with an optional teacher's part (duet format) designed to develop good technique and musicianship. Many basic aspects of technique are covered up to and including the introduction of the upper register. Includes: 21 studies for the beginner establishing good habits in the early stages, each piece with clearly defined objectives and tips provided for successfully acquiring specific skills, pupil /teacher warm-up exercises with each piece, a space is provided for teacher's notes alongside each piece for the pupil's easy reference when practicing at home. The text of this book is in English, German and French.

19.95
C2155: Student's Essential Studies for Clarinet compiled and edited by Scott Wright. Carl Fischer, 2014, SS, 64 pages. This book of studies, assembled by University of Kentucky clarinet professor Scott Wright, may be a good option for an advancing high school (or even early college level) student who is not in a position to buy the complete volumes of the studies it contains. It is in four sections: 1. Basic Fundamentals, 2. Articulation Studies, 3. Technical Studies, and 4. Artistic and Expressive Studies. It includes 40 studies drawn from the methods by Klose, Langenus and Baermann and the Rose 32 and 40 Etudes.
14.95
C361: Studies for Playing Avant-Garde Music (Studien zum Spielen Neuer Musik) for Clarinet by Beate Zelinsky and David Smeyers. Breitkopf, 1996, 48+ pages. The book provides detailed instruction in English and German for playing 11 works for clarinet which use extended technique.  Works by Edison Denissow, Georg Kröll, Iannis Xenakis, and 8 more composers are included. Full clarinet parts are included and for the Kröll work, multiphonic fingerings for both the Boehm and German system clarinets. There is also a bibliography and a list of recommended compositions. Click on the cover image to view the Table of Contents for a full list of composers and works. Use your browser's Back button to return.
42.95
C848: Studies in Lyricism compiled and edited by Larry Clark. Carl Fischer, 2005, SS, 48 pages. This relatively new book contains studies for advancing students from the vocalizes of Concone, Marchesi and Panofka and are organized in a progressive order for advancing students (from late first year through most of the intermediate level). A variety of keys and rhythmic values have been selected, starting with the easiest and progressing to more complex selections throughout the book. These etudes will prove to be essential for improving flexibility and the ability to develop a beautiful sound.
9.95
C148: Studio Progressivo by Gaetano Labanchi edited by Jean and David Hite. Southern Music Company, 2002, SS, 100 pages. This book contains 36 progressive studies by Gaetano Labanchi (1829-1908) from Part 2 of his Metodo Progressivo per Clarinetto which was published in 1886. These studies are representative of the Italiante "bel canto" vocal style. Highly florid, ornate and lyric they require the student to develop a superior, easy command of the instrument. Covering all keys, major and minor, the studies employ the full range of the instrument.
19.95
C426: Study for Clarinet (Studie für Klarinette) by Gaetano Donizetti edited by Raymond Meylan. C.F. Peters, 1970, SS, 6 pages. Donizetti apparently wrote a number of etudes for clarinet all of which, except for this one, have been lost. While only a single etude, it is a rather substantial five pages. Intermediate level (about fourth year of study).
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21.95
C101: Style Etudes and Technical Exercises by Harry Gee. Southern Music Company, SS, 44 pages. Contains etudes edited by the author from the works of Rose, Ferling, Klose and others, a transcription of the Sonata IV for flute by Bach, and some original exercises by the author. Upper intermediate level.
12.95
C1044: Style Workout for Solo Clarinet by James Rae. Universal Edition, 2005, 48 pages. Subtitled: Studies in Classical, Jazz, Rock, and Latin Styles. This book has 10 pieces in each of the styles. In each section, they start out at the beginner level and progress to an intermediate+ level. For this reason it would supplement lessons for several years. Brief performance instructions accompany each piece. In English, German, and French.
23.95
C1075: Supplementary Studies Clarinet by R.M. Endressen. Rubank, 1934, SS, 24 pages. This book is suggested to be used once a student can play in the upper register. It provides 37 progressive etudes (but clustered in the mid-intermediate range of difficulty) in keys up to three sharps and three flats. It will be useful through the third or fourth year for many students.
5.50
C604: Systematic Approach to Clarinet Finger Technique by Jost Michaels, adapted for the Boehm clarinet by Allan Ware. Zimmermann, 2001, PB, 197 pages. This massive book contains thousands of individual exercises. The exercises begin with the basic position of each finger then cover virtually every possible fingering combination that a clarinetist might face. It includes many combinations with altissimo fingerings as many of these are more complicated. This book is organized in 18 chapters and includes introductions in German and English to each section. This is a sale price. The regular price is $69.25.
65.95
C073: Tone, Technique & Staccato by Avrahm Galper. Mel Bay, 2001, SB, 96 pages. This book provides a number of useful exercises along with comments and fingering recommendations by the author. The exercises are presented in a wide variety of keys. Included are low register exercises, transition to the upper register, technique studies using 165 Kroepsch exercises and  Klose mechanisms, and staccato exercises. 
24.95
C289: Thurston Passage Studies Book 1 Frederick Thurston. Boosey & Hawkes, 1947, SS, 24 pages. The volume is marked "Easy Studies" and is suitable for second and third year students. Click on the cover image to view the Table of Contents.  Use your browser's Back button to return.
24.95
C290: Thurston Passage Studies Book 2 Frederick Thurston. Boosey & Hawkes, 1947, SS, 27 pages. The volume is marked "Moderately Difficult Studies" and is suitable for fourth year and beyond. Click on the cover image to view the Table of Contents.  Use your browser's Back button to return.
24.95
C876: Thurston Passage Studies Book 3 Frederick Thurston. Boosey & Hawkes, 1947, SS, 28 pages. This volume is "Difficult Studies." It wasn't available for a number of years but has now reappeared as a print on demand volume. Click on the cover image to view the Table of Contents.  Use your browser's Back button to return.
32.95
C1782: Time for Tone by Eva Wasserman-Margolis. Or-Tav, 1997, SS, 28 pages. Subtitled: Exercises for Developing the Perfect Clarinet Tone. This book has for 46 exercises with explanatory text. The text is in English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese. The exercises focus and intervals and dynamics and can be played by students at all levels.
9.50
C1145: Tongue Twisters by Randall Cunningham. Woodwindiana, 2005, SB, 26 pages. Subtitled: Adventures in Articulation for the Advancing Clarinetist. This books has 20 etudes at the mid and advanced intermediate level for practicing articulation. The etudes include keys to five flats and sharps and are intended to be fun as well as instructive. Also included are some guidelines from Howard Klug on articulation and typical articulation problems and probable causes.
12.95
C240: Upbeat Scales & Arpeggios by Avrahm Galper. Mel Bay, 2004, SS, 72 pages. The scales in this book are based on the Baermann scale studies in Book 3 of the Baermann Method.  The scales and arpeggios are arranged by key. The author starts each scale on the upbeat for impetus and melodic direction. Of particular value are the suggested fingerings for many notes, especially in the altissimo. 
12.95
C610: "Vade-Mecum" of the Clarinet-player by Paul Jeanjean. Alphonse Leduc, 1927, SS, 21 pages. Subtitled: 6 Special Studies, the forward of this books says it is intended to prepare busy instrumentalists in 1/2 hour per day to execute difficult passages, from the standpoint of lips, tongue, and fingers. The exercises include rapid close intervals (called Trills but notated as 16th notes), special work for the left hand, special work for the right hand, articulation, all the scales and some arpeggios in one exercises, and finally an exercise that features a very wide variety of techniques ("To restore the mouth and improve sonority").
32.30
C650: The Vandoren Etude and Exercise Book for Clarinet, The Secrets of Ten Master Clarinetists. Carl Fischer, 2005, PB, 109 pages. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Vandoren Company, Carl Fischer Music has teamed up with ten of the world's finest clarinetists (Eddie Daniels, Paquito D'Rivera, Mitchell Estrin, Gary Foster, Ginger Kroft Barnetson, Greg Raden, Teresa Reilly, Harry Skoler, David Weber, and John Bruce Yeh), to produce a one-of-a-kind etude and exercise book in honor of this special anniversary. Each of these clarinet masters shares his and her inner secrets on how to play the clarinet. This eclectic collection covers Classical, Jazz, and Latin styles as well as etudes to develop tone, technique, lyricism and overall musicianship on the clarinet.
24.95

C124: Velocity Studies - Elementary by Kalman Opperman. Carl Fischer, 1999, SS, 39 pages. Dedicated to Julie DeRoche. While these look easy (and are at slow tempos) the name of this series is "Velocity Studies" and they will provide a good workout at faster tempos (the author has provided a range of tempos for each exercise).

C125: Velocity Studies - Intermediate by Kalman Opperman. Carl Fischer, 1999, SS, 45 pages. This volume now includes a CD of all 33 techincal studies played by clarinetist Adam Ebert (a former Opperman student). Dedicated to John Bruce Yeh. Thirty-three technical studies most of which are a page in length. Several have single measures that are to be repeated. 

C124:
11.95

C125:
14.95

C126: Velocity Studies - Advanced by Kalman Opperman. Carl Fischer, 1998, SS, 48 pages. Dedicated to Larry Combs. Twenty-six technical studies.

C127: Velocity Studies - Virtuoso by Kalman Opperman. Carl Fischer, 1999, SS, 46 pages. Dedicated to Ricardo Morales. Twenty two exercises which typically modulate through the scales. Some high altissimo (to altissimo C) is included.

C126:
12.95

C127:
11.95

C1590: A Volume of Specific Clarinet Intermediate Studies by Kalmen Opperman. Carl Fischer, 2010, SS, 64 pages. Subtitled "for the Development of Strength and Digital Independence in Fingers and Hands." The late clarinet pedagogue, Kalmen Opperman, wrote this of studies intended to deconstruct and rebuild finger and hand technique for players at the intermediate level. The book is broken into three sections: Studies for the Left Hand, Studies for the Right Hand, and Studies for Both Hands. According to Opperman, "this book consists of specific studies, which, if applied as directed, should greatly enhance the strength, flexibility, independence and accuracy of the fingers and hands." Includes a page (in very small type) which provides the rational for the volume and the author's opinions and recommendations for starting children on clarinet.
14.95
C1564: Wiedemann Klarinetten-Studien Book III (Duos Nr. 25-40) by Ludwig Wiedemann. Breitkopf, SS, 32 pages. One of our customers requested we get this book of instructional duets. It is book three of a four part method. Many of the duets are named with some having familiar forms (Cantilene, Hirtenlied) while others are dances (Czardas, Masurek). The difficulty level ranges from intermediate to advanced intermediate with several that would probably be useful at the beginning college level. The parts are of equal difficulty and are presented in score format.
18.95

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