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Developing Jazz Technique for Clarinet
Includes CD

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Following on from the best-selling Jazz Method for Clarinet, "Developing Jazz Technique for Clarinet" will help the intermediate player take their jazz skills to a new level. The pieces are written in a variety of styles, including blues, swing, New Orleans, ragtime, jazz waltz, bossa nova, samba, salsa, calypso, reggae and South African. Particular emphasis is given to helping the student improvise over chord sequences, such as the II-V-I progression. Idiomatic effects like vibrato, subtone, glissandi and 'bending' notes are dealt with, and there is a special chapter on overtones. Several new scales are introduced, including the whole tone and diminished scales, and a section dedicated to patterns contains many ideas of practising in all twelve keys. A superb rhythm section provides backing for all the pieces and exercises on the accompanying CD.
Difficulty guide: 3-7
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is total beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


This is the follow-on book to 'The Jazz Method for Clarinet'.


  • Ear-training
  • Phrasing and articulation
  • Improvising with modes and scales
  • Vibrato
  • Improvising on simple harmonic forms
  • J. S. Bach as a model for development of the melodic line
  • Special effects
  • More special effects
  • II-V-I in major and minor
  • More on the blues; transposition and melodic displacement
  • Diminished scales
  • Whole tone scales
  • 2/4 time: Ragtime and Samba
  • The blues part III and 'Rhythm Changes'
  • Major scale patterns
  • Minor scale patterns
  • Pentatonic scales
  • Neighbour notes
  • A basic repertoire of tunes
  • Bibliography
  • Discography
  • Table of chord symbols
  • Table of modes
  • Trill fingerings
  • Notes
  • Chord progression for tunes (insert)

Item Details

Category: Clarinet Tutor Books
Publisher: Schott
Publisher's reference: ED 12864
Our Stock Code: 948593
Media Type: Paperback (88 pages [score]); includes accompaniment CD

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