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117 pages of performance problem solving with innovative approaches to improving technique, tone and staccato. The first half of the book contains a complete curriculum to learning technical patterns, flexibility studies, tone control and practice discipline. The second half focuses on a pedagogical discussion of the various component parts of clarinet playing—Breathing, Body Posture and Hand Position, Tongue and Throat, Adjusting and Making Single Reeds, Squeaks, and Bass Clarinet. Annotated lists of repertoire and a complete college curriculum are also included.