• Friday Favorites: Articulation Exercises

    Happy Friday! Another week, another opportunity for me to share some of my favorite clarinet-related things! This week, I’m sharing some of my favorite articulation exercises. Developing a polished articulation style (both quality and speed) is very important for clarinetists, and here are some of my favorite books to help you in this pursuit: Reginald Kell 17 Staccato Studies (also Clarinet Staccato from the Beginning) Gustave Langenus “Tonguing Study” from Book Three of Complete Method for the Clarinet (No. 11 – page 22) Robert Stark Daily Staccato Exercises         Randall Cunningham Tongue Twisters Fernand Gillet Exercices Sur Les Gammes, Les Intervalles, et Le Staccato Pour Clarinette Reiner Wehle Clarinet Fundamentals 1: Sound and Articulation Avrahm Galper Tone, Technique, and Staccato…

  • Friday Favorites: Scale Studies

    Happy Friday! This week, I’m sharing a few of my favorite scale books. Since I’m somewhat of a scale fanatic, this was a bit difficult to narrow down! In my opinion, no practice session is complete without scale studies, and I’ve linked some of the scale books below to exercises, Boot Camps, and Digital Downloads that I’ve created as resources to help you learn these materials. Without further ado, here are my favorite scale books for clarinetists (listed in no particular order): Carl Baermann Complete Method for the Clarinet, Op. 63 (3rd Division) Pares Daily Exercises and Scales for Clarinet Emile Stiévenard Practical Study of the Scales B. Albert 24 Varied Scales and Exercises for Clarinet…