Klarinet Archive - Posting 000255.txt from 1998/03
From: Roger Garrett <rgarrett@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: Band Method Books
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 14:41:58 -0500
On Wed, 4 Mar 1998 clarinettist@-----.com wrote:
> You might also want to include in your list the Gustave Langenus Complete
> Method for the Clarinet. It is divided into 3 parts. I have also used
> the Rubank method books and Essential Elements. Langenus, in my humble
> opinion, is more advanced and complex than both the Rubank and the
> Essential Elements. One major plus for Langenus is the fact that the
> method concentrates on teaching its player the "essential elements" of
> clarinet playing. This ranges from playing trills to cadenzas (and
> believe me, there is much more to trills than most people realize).
> Also, the Langenus method includes some of the most well-known orchestral
> excerpts for the clarinet, a feature that many methods books lack.
O boy o boy o boy! And the left hand etudes, and the two pages of
tonguing exercises.......great book!