FROM THE CLINICS
As mentioned, my clarinet clinics at the Northern
Manitoba Band Festivals were a main
of information for the book. I also developed my basic jazz techniques soloing
at the Northern Manitoba Jazz Festival and elsewhere around Manitoba,
especially in Thompson.
clinic papers for the students included some basic techniques, reed
Two studies I learned from Leon Russianoff, the Tonguing exercise and
the Fulcrum were
as well as my own various triad exercises, left-right fingerings and some
basics on trills. There
was an exercise on going over the altissimo break I learned from Jerome Sala,
private teacher while in high school. Mr. Sala (I will
always call him that) was my
to pursue the clarinet and always to play everything musically, even exercises.
For the clinics I added a few ideas on jazz—glissandos, note bending, etc. I
finished off the
Clinic notes with some “real
oddball finger exercises”.
All of the clinic material and the 50 short studies can be found
throughout the 27 full page
samples (including 4 full page etudes) can be found at
— click on the
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