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Essential Technique for Band - Intermediate to Advanced Studies (Clarinet)

Bb Clarinet

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Bb Clarinet. Concert Band Method. Essential Elements. Play Along. Softcover Media Online. 48 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.862620).

Item Number: HL.862620

ISBN 0634044125. 9x12 inches.

(Essential Technique for Band is fully compatible with Essential Technique 2000)

A technique-building program for any band, Essential Technique for Band is also an excellent tool for individual or small group study. This is Book 3 of the Essential Elements for Band beginning band system and features:

Key-Centered System

• Nine major and related minor keys

• Scales, etudes, short chorales, and music technique exercises

Individual Instrument Studies

• Demonstrated by a professional soloist on your instrument

• Professionally recorded accompaniments (not synthesized)

Special Studies Section Reading Skill Builders, Rhythm Pages, Jazz Style and Improvisation, Full Chorales, Rubank Scales and Arpeggios

Integrated History, Theory and Creativity

More Great Music
Classical, world music, folk and more

Book also includes My EE Library* ( - Instant Stream/Download/CD*

...with Play-along mp3 tracks for many of the exercises

*Internet access required for My EE Library. Book includes instructions to order free optional CD.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 2

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2010-05-07 00:00:00.0 Beware! Not as good as first 2 books

    This book is missing most of the playalongs for the exercises. A big disappointment for me, after enjoying the first 2 books of the series, I thought this was going to be just as enjoyable, not so. Too bad the publishers did not do a complete job. I did a...

    few of the initial exercises, got bored with it, and went on to better things.

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  • 2

    Cincinnati, OH
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  • 2008-04-16 00:00:00.0 What a disappointment!

    I was overjoyed when I learned there was a third book available in the Essential Techniques 2000 series. Then, I got Book 3. I was stunned to find that only a few of the songs in the book were actually included on the CD. Instead it consists mostly of scales...

    , etudes and arpeggios. What a disappointment! Especially, since this book contains some really great music. It's playable. I continue to work through it. But it's not same fun and rapid experience as the first two Techniques 2000 books. What bothers me most is that there was nothing in the online description to let me and other customers know about this major omission. Like me, most people will only discover what's missing after ordering and receiving the book. It can be sent back, of course. But most of us will keep it and slog through the pages, grumbling and bored, wishing Hal Leonard and the book's authors had cared a bit more about consumers and recorded more and better music, instead of cutting corners.

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  • 5

    Fernando A Ferreira
    Sao Paulo Brazil
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  • 2007-10-04 00:00:00.0 Intermediate Clarinet method

    Interesting but not so deep for soloist clarinetist

    17 of 36 people found this review helpful.
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