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The Evolution of the Clarinet



Instrument family Books and libretti
Catalog classifications Musical and instrumental psycho-pedagogy
Publisher Éditions Billaudot
Collection management FESSARD Jean-Marc
Cotage GB10079
Total number of pages 108
Languages AN
Cycle / Level Moderately difficult (cycle 2), Difficult (cycle 3)
Target audience Adults
Copyright year 2021


The clarinet is a rather recent instrument, compared to other woodwinds, but it developed rapidly, exciting the attention of both musicians and makers, as well as the French institutions.

There is no doubt the instrument owes its success to its features, its unusual range of possibilities few other woodwind instruments possess, let alone the original clarinet and its few notes.

This book intends to introduce the clarinet along three lines of study.

First, the focus will be on its historical evolution, from its ancient origins to the international development of the French School of Clarinet, followed by its modern technique.

This was largely influenced by jazz and will be presented to the reader as a practical guide based on my professional experience. This section and its CD recordings of "sample sounds" aims at a better knowledge of the possibilities and limits of the instrument.

Finally, the issues related to the making of the clarinet, its several systems, mouth-pieces and reeds will be dealt with.


EAN code 9790043100799
Audios Audio CD
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