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Clarinet For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-87533-9
E-book
360 pages
August 2010
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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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