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Benny Goodman's Clarinet Method

Benny Goodman's Clarinet Method for Clarinet. Instrumental Jazz. Instructional and Jazz. Instructional book. Standard notation, instructional text, illustrations and introductory text. 96 pages. Published by Arc Music Group (HL.490148).

ISBN 0793549426. With standard notation, instructional text, illustrations and introductory text. Instructional and Jazz. 9x12 inches.

This book, written by Benny Goodman himself, has been out of print for many years. It teaches the beginning student clarinet tone, style, technique and musicianship. It covers such basics as assembling and tuning the clarinet, proper position, scales, expression and many exercises. Features 11 tunes, including biography of his career up to 1940 is also included.

  • Assembling the Clarinet 
  • Breakfast Feud 
  • Breath Control 
  • Chromatic Scale 
  • Clarinade 
  • Cocoanut Grove 
  • Dotted Eighth and Sixteenth Notes, Studies on the... 
  • Embouchure 
  • Expression 
  • Expression Markings 
  • Expression, Studies In 
  • Fifths, Studies In 
  • First Tones to be Practiced 
  • Fourths, Studies In  
  • Gone With What Draft 
  • Grand Slam 
  • I'm Here 
  • Intervals, Studies in  
  • Mechanism, Exercises On  
  • Metronome 
  • Modern Studies In Rhythm  
  • Octaves, Studies In  
  • Oomph Fah Fah 
  • Rhythmic Staccato Studies 
  • Rhythmic Studies in Various Keys and Time Signatures 
  • Rhythmic Studies of the Sixteenth Note 
  • Rhythmic Technical Exercises 
  • Rhythms, Modern Studies In  
  • Scales 
  • Scarecrow 
  • Sevenths, Major and Minor 
  • Shivers 
  • Six Appeal 
  • Sixths, Studies In  
  • Slipped Disc 
  • Staccato Studies 
  • Studies on the Dotted Eighth and Sixteenth Notes 
  • Synopation, Exercises On  
  • Technical Exercises, Rhythmic 
  • Thirds, Studies In  
  • Tongue Action  
  • Tuning the Clarinet 
  • Varied Rhythms and Syncopation  
  • Vibrato  
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  • 5

    Bundeena, NSW, Australia
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  • April 15, 2009 Goodman still swings

    Benny Goodman's clarinet tutor is a real bargain, with a period flavour nicely complementing a series of valuable exercises and original Goodman swing tunes. It's almost worth buying for the illustrated biography of BG alone. There's a good assortment of traditional mechanical exercises, and more idiomatic studies...

    . (For example, No. 46, on p. 43, is a pretty waltz tune worth playing on aesthetic grounds alone, in my humble opinion). It's a paperback, with fairly cheap binding, so will unfortunately disintegrate fairly quickly with frequent use, but then, it will only share the fate of my copy of the Artie Shaw method (also well worth getting - it is sufficiently distinct from the Goodman approach to justify owning both).

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  • April 04, 2008 Even Benny Pracisted Scales

    The book starts out with a lot of simple exercises on scales, intervals, rhythm, the foundations. If you are taking lessons you will likely know some or most of this. Also includes a few of his songs.

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  • 4

    Paris, TX
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  • March 08, 2008 Big Band Playing

    Great for the more advanced student interested in learning some jazz. Most of the book wasn't that hard for the high school student but there were some great fundamentals for the aspiring jazz musician.

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  • May 31, 2007 most fun practice!

    Good for beginner through intermediate players. The exercises are more challenging and interesting than the usual "etudes" in other methods. The few solos in the back of the book are just the thing to finish up a good practice session . Good advice too- embouchure, breath etc.

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  • March 28, 2007 Harder than I expected

    I haven't started playing the BVG music as yet but can't wait to have a go at it. 50 years ago I was pretty good and played a lot of jazz and BG stuff. But aside from that the teaching portion looks like it blends in very well...

    with the chosen music. Like I said can't wat to have a go at it.

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