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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000015.txt from 2001/07

From: "Ian Black" <clarinet1@-----.uk>
Subj: RE: [kl] Method books: another question
Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2001 16:45:34 -0400

"The Accomplished Clarinettist", two/three? Books of studies by Rudolf
Jettel. I worked my way through the first book after getting my Grade 8 (16
years ago now - surely it can't be _that_ long!!!). These are (on the whole)
anything but musical (IMHO, obviously) but cleverly constructed to work on
every aspect of technique, and if you can play these, you'll be ready for
almost anything thrown at you...

In conclusion, then: not that I liked them - I hated them so much they're
one of the main reasons I did not go on to study music at
college/university - but they ought to have some benefit.

Cheers

Ian

-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Wakefield [mailto:tony-wakefield@-----.net]
Subject: Re: [kl] Method books: another question

Em,

Study books I have are:-

1) "UHL 48 Studies". Work thru` Book 1 first -24 studies. Pub. by Schott
2) "Gammes et Exercices pour Clarinette" by Gaston Hamelin. Pub. by Alphonse
Leduc. (Expensive)

Work Books:-
1) First pub. in 1958 but is still a wealth of excellence, is "The Art of
Clarinet Playing" by Keith Stein. Pub. by Summy- Birchard Inc. which is now
part of Warner Bros. Publications Inc.
2) "Clarinet" by Jack Brymer. Part of the Yehudi Menuhin Music Guides
Series. Now in paper back. Pub. by Kahn & Averill, London.

Any good music shop won`t have any difficulty with these.

Best,
T.W.

----- Original Message -----
From: "emily worthington" <emily.worthington@-----.com>
Subject: Re: [kl] Method books: another question

> Since the subject of method books has come up recently, here's a question
> I've had kicking about for a while:
>
> I've finished my A-levels now and as I've been neglecting my clarinet
> because of my exams, (and on a longer timescale I've not done much purely
> technical work for a long time because of the pressures of learning
> repetoire for exam recitals etc.) I'm looking forward to spending a
> considerable amount of my 3-month summer break working on my technique. I
> was wondering if someone could suggest some good method books, study books
> and/or literature suitable for my quest? (I've been playing for 7 years
and
> for anyone familiar with ABRSM grades, I passed grade 8 about 3 years ago)
> Thanks in advance.
> Em.

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