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Celebrated Method for Clarinet


From the Publisher

This authoritative and completely re-engraved edition of the Celebrated Method for Clarinet has been edited by Stanley Drucker, former New York Philharmonic Principal Clarinet, and his wife and colleague Naomi Drucker, Professor of Clarinet at Hofstra University. The new layout allows for much easier reading during practice and performance while preserving the pedagogical nature of the method. Purists and modernists alike will welcome this modernized edition. The new edition includes the addition of Rose Etude excerpts, expansion of Kroepsch Studies, and complete Grand Duets for study and performance.

Difficulty guide: 3-9
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  • Rudiments of Music
  • General Information on the Clarinet and its care
  • First Sounds to be practised
  • Preparatory exercises and the chromatic scale
  • Respiration, demi-respiration and the manner of breathing
  • Solvejg's Song (Grieg/ Kent)
  • 68 Exercises of mechanism
  • Fifty progressive duets for two clarinets
  • Practical exercises easy on the Boehm instrument
  • Table of tonics, leading notes and dominants
  • Table of altered or leading notes and the degrees on which they are found
  • Scales and exercises
  • Change of fingering on the same note
  • Articulation
  • 45 Exercises upon different combinations of articulation
  • Slurred notes
  • Pointed notes
  • The staccato
  • The proper rendering of the sound
  • Syncopation
  • Cut or intercepted notes
  • Swelled and diminished sounds
  • The appoggiatura
  • The gruppetto
  • Gruppetto with 3 and 4 notes
  • The trill or shake
  • The Mordent
  • Ornaments or flourishes in melody
  • Arpeggios
  • Love Dreams (Liszt/ Kent)
  • From Mountain and Valley (Kent)
  • Stephen Foster Songs
  • Serenade (Drigo/ Kent)
  • Puppe Valsante (Poldini/ Kent)
  • List of principal words used in modern music

Item Details

Category: Clarinet Study Books
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Publisher's reference: O304
Our Stock Code: 945127
Media Type: Paperback (295 pages [score])