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Anderson: Clarinet Essentials
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This clarinet method is by John Anderson, Professor of
Clarinet at the University of Minnesota from 1976-2009.
Scales, thirds, and arpeggios are the foundation for the
study of any instrument. They are the "ABC" of music
without which the performer cannot expect to understand
and master the technical demands in the music for their
instrument. Clarinet teachers have recognized this since
early in its history and have written "bibles" of study
including those by Carl Baermann, Hyacinthe Klose, and
J.B. Albert. Clarinet Essentials acknowledges
these preceding studies and uses them as a model,
selecting the most important parts as well as adding
some new material. The sample pages, available for
viewing below, contain the exercises for C major. Similar
execises are in the method for every major and minor
key, including the "enharmonic" keys of 7 flats and
sharps. In addition, the method includes dominant and
diminished chord and chromatic exercises. The first of
the chromatic exercises is shown below. Practice
suggestions for the exercises are included. This is a
foundation that all clarinetists must have.
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C major page 1
C major page 2
C major page 3
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