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CLARINET EDUCATIONAL
ABC Clarinet Tutor - Alun Cook

The modern generation of commercial tutors seem to have gone away from the basics of providing a simple, progressive tutor, with plenty of material. They have great graphics, or are full of well-known tunes, or try to match progress on a variety of different instruments such as in Band Programmes.

Having been frustrated by not finding one that provided a simple, step by step approach with plenty of repertoire for even the slowest student, I have developed my own over many years. Most of my students get through this very fast, but there is plenty to help the slower mover.

This tutor works! Teachers like it and students enjoy it. It tackles the notes in a sensible order and does not claim to be a teach-yourself book. A good teacher is essential for a well-rounded technique ... and it is free! It is free because I hope you (the teacher) or you (the student) will come back to this site when you have reached a good standard, and enjoy the repertoire available which I hope you will find stimulating and enjoyable.

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ABC Rocking Week - Alun Cook
Clarinet and Piano - for the very elementary player - left hand only!

Designed for elementary clarinet students, these 5 short concert pieces help to develop the good rocking action that is essential for fluency onto the 'A' key. The pieces use the left hand only and should be used as soon as the 'A' is required. They also provide an introduction to dynamics in an obvious and humorous way.

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PDF icon Very Easy / 3m 20s
1. Manic Monday
2. Spooky Tuesday
3. Wicked Wednesday
4. Therapeutic Thursday
5. Fiendish Friday
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Score and Parts - $4.00

ABC Stepping Down - Alun Cook
Clarinet and Piano - for the elementary player (below the 'break')

Stepping Down is a set of 12 concert pieces for clarinet and piano for the elementary player. Developed during the composer's many years of teaching, these should easily be managed during the pupil's first term of learning. The pieces only assume knowledge of the left-hand (middle C to A) and gradually increases the range downwards through B, Bb, A and G. The material links in with the ABC Clarinet Tutor with some extended tunes and new material. Articulation is introduced to encourage a more musical performance as the player increases in confidence - and 'Swing' in the final piece.

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PDF icon Very Easy / 11m 54s
1. Middle and Off
2. Tiddle-iddle-um
3. Contemplation
4. What a Smoothy
5. Bewhich?
6. Russian Around
7. Epic
8. Rock Blues
9. A Drop More
10. Whispering Among the Reeds
11. Out of Kilter
12. Can't Catch Me
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Score and Parts - $7.00

CLARINET TRIOS - 3 Bb Clarinets
Five "below-the-break" Trios - Alun Cook
3 Bb Clarinets

Although these five trios are designed for students who have not yet ventured into the upper register, they are also very effective little concert pieces for players of a higher standard and all present rhythmic or chromatic challenges and are fun to play!. They are compact gems!

Fresh Air - Bright and breezy, simple to play and a good launching point to introduce ensemble playing.
😓 Contains mild syncopation and a few chromatic notes.

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PDF icon Easy - Grade 3
Listen to recording - 1m 23s
Sir Graham d'Azincourt - In Swing rhythm with some syncopation and a walking bass section.
😓 Mostly sectional rhythms with a more independent top part.

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PDF icon Easy - Grade 3
Listen to recording - 1m 12s
Funky Paula - Written for a super teacher who wanted something "funky" for her young students. In swing style, with a bluesy feel.
😓 Top part is hardest. Parts are quite independent. Works really well with more advanced players.

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PDF icon Easy - Grade 3
Listen to recording - 1m 43s
In Search of ....... - Mysterious and atmospheric, designed to be played with some rhythmic flexibility to develop listening skills.
😓 From semiquavers to semibreves, but nothing difficult. Some chromaticism.

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PDF icon Easy - Grade 3
Listen to recording - 1m 19s
Here, In the Morning Light - Contrasting sections from a light rock to a more atmospheric middle section.
😓 Introduces contrasting articulation and dynamics. Nothing difficult except the independence of the parts.

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View sample Difficulty
PDF icon Easy - Grade 3
Listen to recording - 1m 30s
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