Rubank Elementary Method Clarinet
  • Rubank Elementary Method Clarinet
  • Rubank Elementary Method Clarinet
  • Rubank Elementary Method Clarinet
ISBN: 1423444787
EAN13: 9781423444787
Language: English
Release Date: Jul 1, 1992
Pages: 48
Dimensions: 0.3" H x 11.7" L x 8.8" W
Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

(Elementary Method). One of the most widely used series of methods for individual or like-instrument class instruction. Using a very well-rounded approach including scales, arpeggios, technical studies, studies for musicianship, articulation studies, solos, duets, and studies devoted to the special needs of each instrument, this series provides a fantastic wealth of material for all student musicians.

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   Great practice book!!
I'm just getting back into touching the clarinet after not playing one for the last 46 years. I got several different books to get me back to speed. The Hal Leonard series is approachable and very flashy, but lacks depth and I went through it in three lessons. This book does not have the personality of this one, but it has a LOT more substance! I think I have made more progress today using it than I have with the Leonard book in the last three weeks. It has a dated appearance and doesn't have any neat gimmicks like DVDs or CDs, but is solid and worth a close look for a serious student who doesn 't need this kind of stuff.
   Very good for developing technique
Rubank books have always impressed me as a student and teacher. However, many of the students I have had can find them dry as they focus mostly on technique and don't always include many recognizable tunes. This is very true of this particular book for beginners, so I would not use it as the only book for a beginner. However, it is very good at what it is designed to do, so I would use this book to develop the technique in combination with a book like A New Tune a Day, which focuses more on playing recognizable tunes. For a student who really enjoys clarinet and wants to excel, Rubank offers a concentration on developing technique that is missing from most of the band - method and other beginners - books.
   Exactly what the teacher recommended
It is a good second book to the first beginner book. It breaks every lesson for advanced players to beginners. My daughter thinks it is best suited for the 7th or 8th grade. I would recommend this book to anyone who has already mastered a beginner book. It challenges a player, but is not so hard that they lose confidence or interest.
   Great condition, but missing the fingering chart
This book was in great condition, but it was missing the fingering chart, which is one reason we wanted this book.
   No introductory material for complete beginners
All it has is practice exercises, no introductory material at all for a complete beginner like Clarinet for Dummies.
   Exactly What Is In The Picture
This was the one recommended by her teacher. Ordering no problems. Trisha is a Hindu woman's dream come true.
   I Love It
In fact, this book is VERY bare bones. If you have no music experience and no teacher, you will struggle with it. It does not give explanations about embouchure, phrasing, breathing, or really anything ''. It throws you to the wolves just sort of. It is also quite fast paced, one could easily spend several days on a page. But I like it all! I have a good amount of musical experience, I don 't need to be babied with pictures and snazzy graphics. This book knows what makes Clarinet hard, and it forces you repeatedly to work on it. If you take each exercise seriously, you will finish the book confidently in several keys, have a good knowledge of the instrument and be ready and willing to move on to the next book.
   Great for guitar, too!!!
This is another great book to use for reading on the guitar. The clarinet range works perfectly for guitar, and is good basic reading. Less the dumbed-down guitar methods that teach in a somewhat half-baked, backwards manner. I use this with early readers on the guitar. From my many years of experience, it has proved very effective.
   Getting back into clarinet
Love this primer, same as I learned many decades ago in school. And it brings me back to speed pretty quickly.
   Something's in Life need no Change.
Some things in life don 't need to be changed. It is the same as I used it in 1964. I am getting older and I would have a clarinet and see what I remember and what I don 't remember. I have to reconnect all the time in the world.