by David Hite
... an outline of seven performance levels with goals and repertoire for each level
This Clarinetist's Study Guide outlines seven levels of study. It can be used to identify a student's level of accomplishment and provides a list of publications for study and performance at each level. Although not complete, these listings constitute a thorough course of study.
Individual progress will, of course, vary greatly, and some students may find it appropriate to work in materials from different levels simultaneously. For remedial work at more advanced levels, slower scales, interval studies and expressive melodic etudes are recommended.
It is important that students realize that careful, thoughtful daily practice is a primary requirement for effective progress. Inspired guidance from a good teacher and good ensemble experiences are vital contributing factors, but in the end the student must do the learning himself!
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Revised: March 5, 1997 URL: http://www.jdhite.com/study/clarinet/intro.htm