Clarinet For Dummies [NOOK Book]

Overview

Master the most popular woodwind

Want to play the clarinet? No problem! This hands-on guide teaches you all the fundamental techniques you need to play this popular woodwind alone or in a group setting.

Clarinet For Dummies gives you the ideal introduction to play clarinet. You?ll begin by learning how to properly hold a clarinet and move on to getting a consistent sound, reading music, and playing songs in a ...

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Overview

Master the most popular woodwind

Want to play the clarinet? No problem! This hands-on guide teaches you all the fundamental techniques you need to play this popular woodwind alone or in a group setting.

Clarinet For Dummies gives you the ideal introduction to play clarinet. You?ll begin by learning how to properly hold a clarinet and move on to getting a consistent sound, reading music, and playing songs in a variety of styles, including classical, pop, and jazz.

  • Step-by-step instruction on finger placement, posture, and basic up-keep for the instrument
  • Tips on how to buy or rent a clarinet
  • Accompanying CD offers play-along recordings of every exercise featured in the book

Whether you?ve never held a clarinet or are looking to brush up on skills from your youth, Clarinet For Dummies is packed with friendly, easy-to-follow instructions to have you playing this versatile instrument with ease!

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470875339
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/3/2010
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 679,700
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

David Etheridge is the David Ross Boyd Professor of Clarinet, Chair of the Woodwind Area, and member of the Oklahoma Woodwind Quintet at the University of Oklahoma. He has taught clarinet for over 45 years.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Tuning Up with the Basics.

Chapter 1: So You Want to Play the Clarinet.

Chapter 2: Getting to Know the Clarinet.

Chapter 3: Picking the Right Clarinet for You.

Chapter 4: Grasping the Basics of Musical Notation.

Chapter 5: Assembling, Cleaning, and Caring for Your Clarinet.

Part II: And a One, and a Two, and a Three: Getting Started.

Chapter 6: Getting Your Body, Lungs, and Lips in the Game.

Chapter 7: Playing Your First Notes.

Chapter 8: Heading Lower, Higher, and In Between.

Chapter 9: Playing Between the Notes: Slurring and Tonguing.

Chapter 10: Rising Above and Beyond High C.

Part III: Above and Beyond: Essential Intermediate Techniques.

Chapter 11: Achieving a Great Clarinet Tone.

Chapter 12: Shaking It Up with Vibrato, Glissandos, Bends, and Scoops.

Chapter 13: Taking Your Fingers to the Next Level: Additional Fingerings.

Chapter 14: Turbo Tonguing and Faster Fingering.

Chapter 15: Tuning Up for Proper Pitch.

Chapter 16: Heading to the Practice Studio.

Chapter 17: Refining Your Reeds.

Chapter 18: Gaining Expertise and Exposure through the Clarinet Community.

Part IV: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten Insider Secrets to Great Clarinet Playing.

Chapter 20: Ten (Plus) Clarinetists You Gotta Hear.

Part V: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Fingering Charts.

Appendix B: About the CD.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

    Me clarinet

    I have a clarinet and i love it. If anyone out there is considering playing the clarinet, then i would say go for it. It is not a difficult instrument to learn, but i would also say ask someone wwho knows how to play to help you. Don't hold it to close to your body, but don't hold it like strait out either. Ask someone for help, but it is a wonderful instrument.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Stick with it!

    I've played the clarinet the longest out of the many instruments i now know- it was my first! It is definately my favorite instrument. It has such a large range of notes, and it can play practically any style of music. I love any book that may inspire young musicians

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2012

    Anyone recomend it?

    Hey would u recomend it?

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    Me too i play it too and i love it <3

    Awseme my fav note is a too

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2011

    I love my clarinet

    I play the clarinet it is awesome my fave note is a

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    Clarinet for Dummies is so great!


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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    I PLAY CLARINT AND I LOVE IT!!!!!

    I love my clarinet!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    I play;

    Trombone

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Any tips?

    Im a starting player and need tips please help

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 18, 2011

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