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The New Extended Working Range for Clarinet

By Kalmen Opperman

Composed by Kalmen Opperman. Classical. Softcover. With Standard notation. 40 pages. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.W2634).

Item Number: CF.W2634

ISBN 0825856655. With Standard notation. Classical.

Known as one of the world's leading clarinet pedagogues, Opperman brings players his encyclopedic knowledge of fingerings. This work is a comprehensive fingering guide that covers fingerings from Chalumeau (Low E) to Altissimo Superieur (G). Opperman offers the reader easy to read diagrams for finger placement that makes it easy to learn. A great resource for all clarinet players!

  • Preface 
  • The New Extended Working Range for Clarinet A comprehensive Fingering Guide from Chalumeau Low E to Altissimo Superieur G 
  • Chalumeau 
  • Intermediaire 
  • Clarion 
  • Altissimo 
  • Altissimo Superieur 
  • Addendum 

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  • March 24, 2009 Glorified fingering chart

    I was somewhat disappointed with this "book" as it has very little to offer in terms of "how to produce" the very very high notes beyond the top high C usually present in most fingering charts. Instead, each page simply has all the fingerings he has ever seen for you...

    to try out for a particular pitch. And, there are very few new ones from the lowest E up to the top high C, which you find on most good fingering charts. I have a double-high D fingering that works better for me than any of his, but I will admit to finding a good double-high C#, and an Eb that is starting to work. I will keep playing with it, and maybe eventually work my way up to the G above double-high C, which is the "extended range" referred to in the title.

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