The Mel Bay Clarinet Method is a step-by-step, easy-to-understand method for teaching clarinet. This method is especially useful for the student wishing to be well versed in all styles of contemporary music. Emphasis is placed on the basic fundamentals of good perfomance. In addition to basic technique, the book features outstanding solo and duet matrial and fine original technical studies. In the latter stages of the book, the student will progress into the higher register of the clarinet. In addition, new techniques and more advanced key signatures will be presented. Designed to develop superior clarinet students!