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Complete Method for Clarinet (Paperback)

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Perfect for daily warm-ups and scale practice, this enduring resource was created by an internationally renowned clarinet virtuoso of the nineteenth century. Carl Baermann's method assists clarinet players in becoming true musicians, and his etudes are not only fine exercises but also lessons in understanding how to play more musically. These indispensable exercises are suitable for early intermediate players already versed in the fundamentals as well as seasoned musicians.
The studies cover all twelve major scales with relative melodic minor scales, all major and minor broken chord passages, diminished chords of the seventh, and all major and minor interrupted scales. Other exercises focus on diminished chords of the seventh, returning scales, chords of the seventh on the major scales, diverse chords, and scales in thirds, sixths, and octaves. The book concludes with staccato and trill exercises and exercises for triplets.

About the Author

The son of clarinet virtuoso Heinrich Baermann, Carl Baermann (1810-85) learned the instrument under his father's tutelage. He played in the Munich court orchestra as a teenager and upon his father's retirement was appointed principal clarinetist, a position he maintained for five decades. His development of the Baermann-Ottensteiner key system for the clarinet was popularized by this volume, which constitutes one of the leading methods for the instrument's instruction.