Paul Harris's Basics Series is widely regarded as the leading method for beginner players and their teachers.
This edition of Clarinet Basics Pupil's book offers a fresh design, clear technical drawings, fun illustrations, new activities, pull-out fingering chart and of course all of the great tunes featured in the original Clarinet Basics. Starting at absolute beginner level and progressing to about Grade 2, it contains:
* warm ups and fun original exercises
* invaluable fact files, quizzes and technical advice covering notation, general musicianship and care of the instrument
* helpful fingering diagrams and rhythm boxes
* pull-out fingering chart to pin on your wall
**Trinity College London selected piece (Clarinet 2012-2014): Hornpipe Study (Harris)
I have used this book for many years and always found it excellent. It combines warm ups, technical exercises and musical literacy in an accessible way, and I have yet to find it bettered by any other tutor book.
Andrew Mason, Music Teacher Magazine, February 2014
This is definitely the book I will be using in future for beginners .... the method provides the most solid foundation imaginable for further progress
Stage 1: Going Down! Further Down!: Going Up! Top Floor!: Saucer; Rainbow; Stage 2: March Of The Clarinet Teachers; Dinner Time Dance; Circus Polka; Mango Tango; Merrily We Roll Over On The Lotter; Stage 3: Fast-Food Rag; The Bells; Smooth Mover; Sword Dance (Arbeau); The Sun Shines Hot; Stage 4: Cartoon Tune! Sweet And Sour Chicken; Ode To Joy (Beethoven); Good King Wenceslas; Stage 5: Spooks; Minty March; Bubblegum; Oteng 'Teng'; When The Saints Go Marching In; Stage 6: Swaying In The Breeze; Skip To M'lou; The Birch Tree; Renaissance Dance (Susato); Stage 7: Dance Of The Broken Clarinet Reeds; Licorice Waltz; Mozart: Twinkle, Twinkle, Satellite Dish; Jasmine Flowers; Pop Goes The Weasel; Stage 8: Babbling Brook; Haunted House; Gibbons: The Woods So Wilde; Judge's Dance; Chiapenecas; Stage 9: Steam Train; March Of The Guinea Pigs; Daisy, Daisy; Swanee River; Stage 10: Funky Footsteps; Sonata In F; Camptown Races (Foster); Happy Birthday; Stage 11: Rock Solid; The Floral Dance; Fight The God Fight; Quelle Est Cette Odeur Agreeable; Stage 12: Dinosaur Park; Things That Go Bump In The Night; Poor Wayfaring Stranger; Minuet (Bach) Stage 13: Monday Morning; Friday Night!; Aura Lee; Frankie And Johnny; Stage 14: Suspense Movie; Sarabande; Down Memory Lane; Winter; Stage 15: Kangaroo Waltz; Tiger Tango; A Nordic Tale; Mountain Stream; March; Stage 16: Take A Break; Break Up; Break Down; Break Even; Yankee Doodle; Sweet Betsy From Pike; Stage 17: Coffee Beans; Round Dance; Theme From Eastenders; Waltz (Britten); Stage 18: Tongue Tango; Rush Hour; Scarborough Fair; Stage 19: Happy Music; King Richard's Pavane; TV Movie; The English National Anthem; Twilight; Stage 20: The Can-Can (Offenbach); Canon Can-Can; Theme From The Archers (Wood); Stage 21: Hit The Roof!; Amsterdam; Affair In Manhattan; Greensleeves; Be Flat Cha-Cha-Cha; Dark Bluesy; Bilk: Stranger On The Shore.