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 Re: Entry to jazz clarinet
Author: Matt74 
Date:   2018-01-26 06:16

1. Start learning classic tunes by heart (the melodies). “American Songbook” type tunes are great. If you can pick them up by ear, all the better. The greatest players can play around the melody when improvising, so that you almost hear it through their improvisation. Example:

Lester Young, There Will Never Be Another You - It’s in Bb so you can play along! (Listen first):

2. Learn all your major and minor scales and arpeggios. Don’t freak out about it, just keep learning new ones, and never pick the horn up without playing one for at least a few minutes. Smooth, even, and andante with a metronome is best. If you can play them well slow, speeding them up will be easy. Learn your scales straight, but you can also practice swinging them if you want.

3. Find someone to play with, and a teacher.

I don’t know anything about Klezmer (apart from faking it when no one is listening), but I expect they would advise you the same as above, but with Klezmer tunes, and maybe some different scales. I found this:

- Matthew Simington

Post Edited (2018-01-26 06:38)

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