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 clarinet books that I must read?
Author: SarahC 
Date:   2016-01-28 01:58

Hi everyone.

Just wondering if there are any must read pedagogy or technique books that I should try and get my hands on.

Anything that can better me as a musician, or prepare me to eventually teach.

Thanks in advance
:)

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 Re: clarinet books that I must read?
Author: seabreeze 
Date:   2016-01-28 03:02

Just a few to get you started:

Jack Brymer The Clarinet (One British Player's View from a few decades ago))
David Etheridge Clarinet for Dummies
Earnet Ferron The Clarinet Revealed (Clarinet Acoustics)
David Pino The Clarinet and Clarinet Playing
Eric Hoeprich The Clarinet (Scholarly, well-researched history of the instrument)
Michelle Gingras Clarinet Secrets
Michelle Gingras More Clarinet Secrets
O. Lee Gibson Clarinet Acoustics
Peter Hadcock The Working Clarinetist (Orchestral excerpts and comments)
Colin Lawson The Cambridge Companion to the Clarinet (anthology of essays)
Reiner Wehle Clarinet Fundamentals 1, 2, and 3 (Both Boehm and Oehler systems)
Tom Ridenour The Educator's Guide to the Clarinet
Tom Ridenour Clarinet Fingerings (Altissimo)
James Gholson The Seasoned Clarinetist (Interviews with famous clarinet teachers and performers; out of print, but available electronically through Amazon.com).
Larry Guy Embouchure Building
Larry Guy Selection, Adjustment, and Care of Single Reeds
Larry Guy Hand and Finger Development for Clarinet
Larry Guy Intonation Training for Clarinetists
Larry Guy The Daniel Bonade Workbook
Larry Guy (New Book on Articulation--Should be Good; Haven't read it yet)
Keith Stein The Art of Clarinet Playing
Leon Russianoff Method, Books 1 and 2 (Out of Print but in some public and school libraries)
Carmine Campione Campione on Clarinet
Albert R. Rice (Several scholarly books on the clarinet in earlier centuries, including a history of the bass clarinet)
Pamela Weston (Series of books on "Clarinet Virtuosi" of the past--filled with anecdotes of famous historical clarinetists)

Most books in this list can be ordered from Luybens Music Clarinet catalog (online) and Van Cott Information Services (online).



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 Re: clarinet books that I must read?
Author: SarahC 
Date:   2016-01-28 03:10

Wow!!! Thanks that is great!

I have some of those already, so glad I was headed in he right direction. Where can I get ridenours books from$?

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 Re: clarinet books that I must read?
Author: seabreeze 
Date:   2016-01-28 03:17

Ridenour sells them directly from his website, and they may appear on Amazon.
http://www.ridenourclarinetproducts.com.



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 Re: clarinet books that I must read?
Author: Paul Aviles 
Date:   2016-01-28 04:05

Keith Stein "The Art of Clarinet Playing" as stated above........ a must have!






.................Paul Aviles



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 Re: clarinet books that I must read?
Author: Bob Bernardo 
Date:   2016-01-28 04:54

Maybe join michelle@clarinetmentors.com

She is kind of an amazing lady. She puts out a news letter and videos to several 1000 people, teaching the clarinet. I think it comes out twice a month. I don't think she even charges. She surely will have several lessons needed to help you teach.


Designer of - Vintage 1940 Cicero Mouthpieces and the La Vecchia mouthpieces


Yamaha Artist 2015




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 Re: clarinet books that I must read?
Author: Ed 
Date:   2016-01-28 06:22

I really like Rosario Mazzeo's -The Clarinet Excellence and Artistry

He has some unique and thoughtful perspectives on playing and teaching the clarinet.

http://www.amazon.com/The-clarinet-Excellence-Rosario-Mazzeo/dp/0882841335

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 Re: clarinet books that I must read?
Author: SarahC 
Date:   2016-01-28 06:23

Thanks bob. I have seen her videos. So it is good to see a recommendation for her!

Thanks everyone! A rather comprehensive list! An awful lot of "must reads" there!!!! Hahah. I will get reading it.

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 Re: clarinet books that I must read?
Author: JAS 
Date:   2016-01-28 06:47

Sound in Motion by David McGill. It's probably not what you're expecting in response to this request, but even if you aren't totally on board with it, it will make you a more thoughtful musician. Make sure to explore the appendices as well.

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 Re: clarinet books that I must read?
Author: SarahC 
Date:   2016-01-28 07:06

Ordered ridenours books and will read (re read those I already have from the list).

So I have

David pino: clarinert and clarinet playing
Stein: the art of clarinet playing
The seasoned clarinetest
Lawson: the early clarinet
Baermann: method for clarinet
Wehle: clarinet fundamentals 1,2 and 3

Now.. I am on my phone, but I want to ask is this other set of books just doubling up what I alread have, or should I definitely read both? Will put the other books title on the next post...

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 Re: clarinet books that I must read?
Author: SarahC 
Date:   2016-01-28 07:06

The books by Larry Guy

Thanks :)

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 Re: clarinet books that I must read?
Author: KenJarczyk 
Date:   2016-01-28 08:07

Hard to find, but worth the hunt:

Robert Willaman "The Clarinet and Clarinet Playing"

I have a 1949 first edition. Wonderful.

Ken Jarczyk
Woodwinds Specialist
Eb, C, Bb, A & Bass Clarinets
Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Baritone Saxophones
Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo

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 Re: clarinet books that I must read?
Author: Caroline Smale 
Date:   2016-01-29 00:46

From players viewpoint I rate Keith Stein's book very highly

Robert Willaman's book is written from a real practical players viewpoint (my copy is the 1954 revised edition).

Another great practcal player written book is Clarinet and Saxophone Experience by Stanley Richmond (1972).

From a more academic viewpoint also The Art of Clarinetistry by William Stubbins (1965).

And of course the earlier ones that led the way are still great books:
The Clarinet - Oskar Kroll
The Clarinet - F Geoffrey Rendall



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 Re: clarinet books that I must read?
Author: Bob Bernardo 
Date:   2016-01-29 01:16

If your students want to learn about adjusting reeds I think Fred Ormand's book is excellent and also Eugene Marquis. Fred's is much more detailed. It's like taking a semester in college on reeds! Pretty fantastic. Eugene's book is also very good, but lacks pictures. I think both books would be a welcomed addition to the advanced students wanting to learn how to get reeds playing well.


Designer of - Vintage 1940 Cicero Mouthpieces and the La Vecchia mouthpieces


Yamaha Artist 2015




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 Re: clarinet books that I must read?
Author: GBK 
Date:   2016-01-29 02:50

From a strictly practical approach in fun, irreverent terms, my late teacher David Etheridge's book "Clarinet for Dummies" has lots of good information that even the advanced player will find quite useful.

Disclaimer: I helped to edit/proofread the book.

...GBK



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 Re: clarinet books that I must read?
Author: SarahC 
Date:   2016-01-29 08:13

Wow. I never would have taken a clarinet for dummies recommendation from anyone other than u guys!

Thanks so much everyone. I went to a shop today and tried to locate these titles, but they were not in stock. Looks like online shopping is the way to go :)

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 Re: clarinet books that I must read?
Author: Ken Shaw 2017
Date:   2016-01-29 10:01

Gary van Cott is the best resource for everything in print http://vcisinc.com.

Many - even most- of the recommended titles are out of print. For me, by far the best way to buy them (often for a few cents) is AddALL http://used.addall.com/.

Ken Shaw

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 Re: clarinet books that I must read?
Author: SarahC 
Date:   2016-01-29 15:34

ken thanks for those links :)

GBK, just wondering, does that make you famous? should i be asking you to autograph my book?

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 Re: clarinet books that I must read?
Author: GBK 
Date:   2016-01-29 15:47

SarahC wrote:

> GBK, just wondering, does that make you famous? should i be
> asking you to autograph my book?


My name is on the introductory page in the section titled "Author's Acknowledgements"

It was fun doing it. Hardly famous.  ;)

...GBK



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 Re: clarinet books that I must read?
Author: Slowoldman 
Date:   2016-01-29 19:49

I see that there are 2 books that people have recommended for reed adjustment, Larry Guy's and Fred Ormand's.
Can we get some opinions as to which of these, or others (Kal Oppermann?) you all have found useful, and why?
Thanks!



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 Re: clarinet books that I must read?
Author: Radovan 
Date:   2016-01-30 00:18

Carl Baerman - Daily studies(Taglische studien). Its like Bible for clarinetists.

I WILL SEND YOU LINK TO THE BOOK:

https://mega.nz/#!SZtQ1aiB!96Y3qFu6xqML4nXrB_aAv4pBufG8emLug4F87vL1uxQ
Baermann died long time ago, so there is no copyright.
I wish you great sucess! :)



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 Re: clarinet books that I must read?
Author: SarahC 
Date:   2016-02-01 00:33

Thanks Radovan.

I have enjoyed reading his method book. Some funny comments.. particularly how he discusses the issue of playing with the reed up... something in this day and age of internet, i am pretty sure isn't taught anywhere!!!

I couldn't find any of the willaman ones anywhere sadly :( i have been able to get my hands on most of the others.... thanks one and all

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 Re: clarinet books that I must read?
Author: seabreeze 
Date:   2016-02-01 05:54

Abebooks.com has many copies of the old (and interesting) Willaman book for sale at reasonable prices.

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=Robert+Willaman&sts=t,



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 Re: clarinet books that I must read?
Author: SarahC 
Date:   2016-02-01 05:57

Thanks see breeze. i didn't consider checking that website! you're a gem!

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 Re: clarinet books that I must read?
Author: Radovan 
Date:   2016-02-02 17:22

Oh, yes during 19th century common practice was to play with red turned up. First clarinetist who abandoned this method was Bernhard Cursell.

You're welcome. :)

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 Re: clarinet books that I must read?
Author: SarahC 
Date:   2016-02-03 09:25

Haha. Ok, another thing to try, playing with t reed upside down! Haha.

Thanks for the trivia too!

:)

I am so enjoying reading these books. I also got my hands on Paul harris' book, which I felt is very clearly explained, and has tone exercises reminiscent of moyse de la sonorite.

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 Re: clarinet books that I must read?
Author: seabreeze 
Date:   2016-02-03 23:20

Mention of the Moyse flute book opens up another path to travel in trying to tame the clarinet beast. Classic flute studies such as Berbiguier "Eighteen Exercixes," T. Boehm "12 Studies. Op 15," and Boehm-Wummer "24 Etudes, Op.26" offer the clarinetist the challenge to play tones with the equality and intervallic legato that comes more naturally to the flute. More advanced studies such as the J. Anderson "24 Etudes, Op. 15," "24 Technical Studies, Op. 63," Andersen 24 Virtuosity Studies, Op. 60, the Karg-Elert "30 Carpices, Op. 102" and the Moyse "25 Studies of Virtuosity after Czerny" bring the clarinetist to the brink of the technically possible and beyond with respect to the altissimo dexterity and articulation speed more inherent in the flute.

It is an experience to ask a well-travelled and well-practiced flutist to critique our attempts to render these flute etudes.



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 Re: clarinet books that I must read?
Author: SarahC 
Date:   2016-02-04 06:17

Haha seabreeze!!!! i own all of those. Never considered doing flute studies on the clarinet!

Thanks again!

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 Re: clarinet books that I must read?
Author: Hurstfarm 
Date:   2016-02-04 18:40

On a different track, the Haynes Clarinet Manual is an excellent practical guide to maintenance and repairs.

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 Re: clarinet books that I must read?
Author: TAS 
Date:   2016-02-06 02:46

Don't read.

Find a great teacher and practice until your fingers fall off. Play in as many good performance groups of wide variety as you cam.

There are too many music teachers who can quote texts yet cannot either play nor conduct a phrase. In short, they suck.

I never saw Jerry Stowell, Clark Brody , etc with a book next to their music stands.

TAS

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 Re: clarinet books that I must read?
Author: SarahC 
Date:   2016-02-06 06:18

Thanks Hurst farm. I have or the ridenou repair dvds. Hopefully they give me enough info, but if not I know where to go now.

Tas, I see where u are coming from. But I don't know any great musicians who are not also well read. Although they have enough greatness to not have to quote their source in order to be respected!

I find being well read helps me be a well rounded teacher.

I don't know any good clarinet teachers in the area, as I live rurally, and I travel to the big smoke to get lessons. Being well read allows those lessons to be more productive.

And while I practise more than I read, I would rather read one of these bo than a trashy romance!


My order from van Cott just arrived, and I I excited to see the book of 303 clarinet fingerings! I can can this being very handy! And I can see myself having an enjoyab evening! Thanks everyone!

:)

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 Re: clarinet books that I must read?
Author: Ian. C 
Date:   2020-11-18 10:51

I've been trying to get hold some books by Larry Guy. Everywhere I went say, not available and don't when/if they will be.

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