Beginning Jazz Clarinet Studies, Volume 1
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Learn to play clarinet in a jazz style with Beginning Jazz Clarinet Studies, Volume 1, by Kyle Coughlin. The book covers the basics of jazz rhythm and articulation in an easy, step-by-step approach, giving beginner clarinet students good fundamental skills in jazz and swing. An excellent clarinet how to method book, it consists of 12 classes with an etude in each section.
There are online recordings of the material in this jazz clarinet book. Each section has a master class and an etude which can be performed as a jazz clarinet solo, with a recording of the piano accompaniment by itself, too.
Listen to the Recordings of Beginning Jazz Clarinet Studies, Volume 1
The book is available as both a digital PDF that you can view on your computer or portable device and print yourself, and also as a paperback version that is beautifully printed by Lulu.com.
The topics covered:
Jazz quarter notes
Swing eighth notes
Moving swing eighth notes
Odd eighth note rhythms
The book includes:
12 master classes on all of the topics
12 etudes reinforcing each topic
1 bonus review etude
4 supplemental etudes that reinforce the information in the book.
The etudes are all composed specifically for the clarinet, and all of the music in Volume 1 is written entirely in the lower register so that students can focus on jazz rhythms and articulations without having to concentrate on the register key. It provides a good supplement to basic beginning clarinet books and gives the students something fun to practice.
While the book is written with beginners in mind, it is suitable for clarinet players of any age who are interested in an introduction to jazz.
More information and frequently asked questions on the books.
Other Beginning Jazz Studies Books.
Read John Cipolla's review of Beginning Jazz Clarinet Studies in The Clarinet magazine.
View a sample of Etude No. 3, which introduces swing eighth notes.
View a sample of Etude No. 8, which introduces pickup notes.
Duet parts for the Supplemental Etudes of Beginning Jazz Clarinet Studies, Volume 1:
Duet Part for Supplemental Etude #1
Duet Part for Supplemental Etude #2
Duet Part for Supplemental Etude #3
Duet Part for Supplemental Etude #4
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