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Learn How to Play Jazz Clarinet!


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Do you want to learn how to play jazz clarinet? Have your teachers told you that there are no clarinets in jazz band? Don’t believe them! Jazz history is filled with great clarinet players from the early 1900s to the present. Clarinetists like Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, and Woody Herman were the music stars of their time. Today, Eddie Daniels is one of the greatest jazz musicians alive. You too, can learn how to play jazz clarinet.

Beginning Jazz Clarinet Studies, by Kyle Coughlin, is an introduction to jazz style that is presented in a clear and easy step-by-step approach. The studies are divided into two volumes, with Volume 1 introducing jazz quarter notes, swing eighth notes, pickup notes, dotted quarters, and odd eighth note rhythms. Volume 2 continues with jazz syncopation, the blues, and running eighth notes. There is also a master class on playing by ear, and two master classes on jazz composition, serving as an intro to improvisation.

Each topic in the book has a master class and an etude to help students learn how to swing. Best of all, there are online recordings of the material, which you can download and play along with as often as you like. The material in Volume 1 is written so that beginners who have been playing a year or less can work through the book. Students of any age or ability who are looking for an introduction to jazz clarinet music will find the books useful.

Please follow the links below for more information. Make sure to listen to the audio recordings, too.

Beginning Jazz Clarinet Studies, Volume 1
More Info on Beginning Jazz Clarinet Studies, Volume 1

Recordings of Beginning Jazz Clarinet Studies, Volume 1
Listen to Beginning Jazz Clarinet Studies, Volume 1

Beginning Jazz Clarinet Studies, Volume 2
More Info on Beginning Jazz Clarinet Studies, Volume 2

Recordings for Beginning Jazz Clarinet Studies, Volume 2
Listen to Beginning Jazz Clarinet Studies, Volume 2


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