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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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|C1575: Clarinet Solos
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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|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.|
|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.|
|C364: 10 Clarinet Etudes for a Virtuoso Technique (Zehn Etüden) by Rudolf Jettel. Doblinger, 1983, SS, 27 pages. Advanced studies for developing technique.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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 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
|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.
|C202: 14 Caprices from Op. 1 by NicolÃ² 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.|
|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.).|
|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.||
|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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|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|C132: 16 Modern Etudes by Paul Jeanjean. Alphonse Leduc, 1951, SS, 44 pages. French title: Seize Études Modernes pour la Clarinette.|
|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.|
|C621: 17 Caprices by Nicolò
Paganini adapted for the clarinet by Ulysse Delécluse.
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.
|C684: 17 Staccato Studies for
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.
|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.
|C149: 18 Etudes for the Clarinet by
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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|C1179: 20 Caprices (Vingt
by Vincenzo Gambaro edited by Ulysse Delécluse. Leduc,
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
|C682: 20 Characteristic Studies
Hyacinthe Klosé edited by Stanley Drucker. International
Company, 1971, SS, 41 pages. Twenty upper intermediate/advanced studies
many of which are exercise like (similar figures repeated).
|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.|
|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.|
|C963: 20 Fairly Easy Progressive and Melodic Studies
(Vingt Études Progressive et Mélodiques Assez
pour Clarinette) Book 1
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
(Vingt Études Progressive et Mélodiques Assez
pour Clarinette) Book 3
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.
|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.|
|C1550: 20 Grand Studies Selected from the Caprices 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
|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.|
|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.|
|C683: 20 Technical Studies
Hyacinthe Klosé edited by Stanley Drucker. International
Company, 1973, SS, 35 pages. Twenty upper intermediate studies,
slightly more etude like than the Characteristic Studies (C682) despite
|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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|C462: 22 Recreation Studies for Clarinet
by Jerome Naulais. International Music Diffusion, 1990, SS, 23 pages.
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.),
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.
|C700: 22 Studies for Clarinet
(22 Études) by Jacques Lancelot. Billaudot, 1974, SS,
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.
|C367: 22 Studies for Clarinet (22 Etüden)
Iwan Müller edited by Leopold Wlach. Doblinger, 1946,
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
|C1935: 24 Clarinet Etudes
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).
|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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|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.|
|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.|
|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.
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.
|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
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.
|C966: 25 Technical and Melodious Studies (Vingt Cinq
Études Techniques et Mélodiques pour Clarinette)
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.
|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.|
|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.
|C1447: 28 Etudes for Clarinet on the Modes of Olivier
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.
|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
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.
|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.|
|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.|
|C1524: 30 Characteristic Studies (30 Estudios
for Clarinet by Enrique Calvist y Serrano edited by Pedro
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.
|C756: 30 Etudes for
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.
|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.
|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.|
|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
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
|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
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
|C1571: 32 Studies for Clarinet
Cyrille Rose edited by Stanley Drucker. International Music Co., 1973,
SS, 31 pages. For the most part this is nicely printed and on good
|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).
|C463: 33 Studies for Clarinet from Verdi
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).
|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
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
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
|C142: 35 Technical Studies for Alto or Bass
Clarinet by William E. Rhoads. Southern Music Co., 1962,
SS, 36 pages. A variety of useful exercises for low clarinets
including studies on crossing the break, articulation, little
fingers, chords, and in various keys.
|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.|
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.
|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|
|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.|
|C080: 40 Studies for Clarinet Book 1 by
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.
C081: 40 Studies for Clarinet Book 2 by Cyrille Rose edited by Donald E. McCathren. Alfred, 1991, SS, 48 pages. Studies 21-40.
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.
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.
|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.
|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).|
|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.
|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.|
|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
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.
|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.|
|C505: 331 Daily Exercises by Auguste Périer.
Leduc, 1932, SS, 11 pages. French title: 331 Exercices Journaliers
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.
|C348: The Accomplished Clarinettist Book 1 by
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).
|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.|
|C108: Advanced Contemporary Chordal Sequences for
Technical Studies by Kalmen Opperman. Carl Fischer, 1999, SS,
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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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|
|C651: Altissimo Studies for
Clarinet 90 Melodious
Studies by Thomas J. Filas transcribed for the clarinet by William R.
Carl Fischer, 2005, SS, 32 pages. In todayâ€™s contemporary
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
range gradually from D6 to A6. They are short, musically enjoyable, and
extremely effective for practicing altissimo studies.
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.
|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.
|C1549: Arpeggio Studies Op. 39
by Robert Stark edited by Robert McGinnis.
International Music Company, 1956, SS, 18 pages. Twelve studies
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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|C262: Bach 15 Etudes arranged by Ulysse Delécluse. Alphonse Leduc, 1953, SS, 19 pages. Most of these studies are at a moderate difficulty level.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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).|
|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.
|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).
|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.|
|C163: Classical Studies for Clarinet
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.
|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 editor has corrected typographical errors and notes, rhythms, dynamics, and slur markings in the Orchestral Studies. The Phrasing Studies were taken from the Rose 32 Etudes and have been edited by Bonade for "correct phrasing marks, dynamics, punctuation and interpretation."|
|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.|
|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.|
|C575: Contemporary Chordal
Sequences for Intermediate Clarinet - 173
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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.
|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).|
|C1768: Daily Workouts by
Paula Corley. Clarinet City, 2011, SS, 40 pages. Subtitled: Warm-ups
and Scale-based Exercises for the Developing Clarinetist. A basic, and
inexpensive 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.
|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.|
|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.|
|C1439: The Development of the
Altissimo Register for Clarinet
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.
|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.|
|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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|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.|
|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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
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.
|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.|
|C109: Klosé Daily Exercises
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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|C110: Klosé Scales and
Fischer, SS, 13 pages. Subtitled: "On all harmonic formations in
the major and minor keys."
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|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.
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.
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
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.
| C816: Kroepsch 416 Studies for Clarinet - Book 3, 40
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.
|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.|
|C968: Melodic Etudes
Ted Hegvik. Northeastern Music Publications, 2007, SS, 30 pages.
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.
|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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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).|
|C890: Patterns & Pieces for
"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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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
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|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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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
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.
|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.|
|C1020: Recueil de Sonates pour L'Étude du Style
Classique Book 1
Auguste Périer. Alphonse Leduc, 1931, SS, 30 pages. This is a
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.
stock. We can order Vol. 1 and Vol. 3 (not shown). Vol. 2 is out of
|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.|
|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.
|C1555: Step by Step Basics
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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|C426: Study for Clarinet (Studie für
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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|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.
|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.|
|C1075: Supplementary Studies
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
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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").|
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.
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
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.
|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.
|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,
if applied as directed, should greatly enhance the strength,
flexibility, independence and accuracy of the fingers and
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.
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.
Bindings: HB: Hard Bound, PB: Perfect Bound (paperback with square spine), SS: Saddle Stitch (paper, folded and stapled), SB: Spiral Bound (plastic or metal)