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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000428.txt from 2002/02

Subj: Re: [kl] What's a good book to practice rhythms?
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 20:55:35 -0500

Any clarinet method book will have exercises on rhythm. The key is to begin
work at extremely slow speed and with a metronome. After that, there's
nothing better than Baermann Part 3, perhaps in Av Galper's "Upbeat" edition,
which gives a very good concept for grouping notes to play with proper rhythm.

On a higher level, Hindemith's "Elementary Training for Musicians" (which,
despite its title, gets into extremely difficult, advanced exercises) is I
think the best training regime of all. Once again, you must work out each
exercise at a dead slow tempo to get it accurate, and it works best in a
group or with a teacher who has gone through the training.

Best regards.

Ken Shaw


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