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 Re: Books for beginners?
Author: Roys_toys 
Date:   2018-01-30 17:51


Welcome !
1/ the clarinet fingering system. The clarinet is very likely to be a Boehm system, which is pretty universal and the system that nearly all modern instruction books assume. If you want to be sure, look at pictures of modern clarinets and yours should look very similar. If yours has a lot fewer keys it will be a version of Simple system, which was / is still favoured by some jazz players, but I think Selmer L rules this out.
2/ I don't know what you mean by BT, but if this is a misprint for Bb ( B flat) that again is entirely normal and assumed by tuition books.
3/ Books. There are loads of starting books, and your ( Boehm) system will mean they are all usable. I only found the 3 volume set ( Beginner ,Intermediate, Advanced) by Prof Etheridge decades after I started, and I have ever since wished I had come across it much earlier. He also wrote the Clarinet for Dummies big seller and I appreciate his approach. I also like a multi instrument book called Improvise For Real where the author teaches that improvisation and ear development should come right at the start, not left until after you've "finished".It's what suits you.
4/ if the clarinet has been unplayed so long you need to take care to run it in. You can search for loads of advice on this aspect on this board.
Hope this is some help, good luck

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