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 Clarinet breath
Author: Jose 
Date:   2000-01-08 22:34

I want to know if there are clarinet breath exercises and how are it.

When I can to buy a Artie Shaw Clarinet concert with orchestra reduction?


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 RE: Clarinet breath
Author: Jim Carabetta 
Date:   2000-01-09 13:59

Although they're not exciting to play, Jose, I'd suggest long tones for breath development and intonation. Find a note that speaks clearly and work with that tone, very softly, and hold it; time yourself. Listen carefully for any tone changes and try to maintain an even tone (use a chromatic tuner if you have one available). Once you are proficient at the clear tones, try the same exercises with some weak tones.. like throat B-flat. Same deal time yourself to develop breath control, and monitor the tone's evenness.

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 RE: Clarinet breath
Author: Ken Shaw 
Date:   2000-01-10 17:25

Jose wrote:
<br>I want to know if there are clarinet breath exercises and how are it.
<br>When I can to buy a Artie Shaw Clarinet concert with orchestra reduction?
<br>Jose -
<br>Easy things first. The Artie Shaw concerto in piano reduction is listed on the <A HREF=>Luyben Music<A> site for $7.95.
<br>The beginning method books (Rubank, for example) begin with breath training exercises -- long tones, medium length tones mixed with rests, and so on. At the beginning, it's best to work with a teacher, who can put you on the right track.
<br>For more advanced material on breathing, go to the summaries of master classes given by Arnold Jacobs, who played tuba in the Chicago Symphony and knew more about breath than anyone else. Start with the excellent set of notes on a 1980 master class at:
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<br>Much of the same material is given in outline form at:
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<br>A good narrative is at:
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<br>The Windsong Press site is devoted to the tuba in general and Jacobs in particular and sells his breath exercise equipment.
<br>Best regards.
<br>Ken Shaw

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