Practicing the exercises in this book can help you master the clarinet. The exercises will help refine your tone, improve your technique and enhance your musical expression – these are the cornerstones of great clarinet playing. The studies in this book evolved from the Baermann Scale studies. For impetus and melodic direction, each exercise begins on the upbeat. The studies are written using eighth notes in Alla Breve. All studies are re-ordered from the original to a more logical sequence, staying within a given key for each exercise. The studies cover a broad range of musical forms including simple, interrupted and returning scales; major, minor and broken chords; dominant sevenths, thirds and sixths; fifths and octaves and diminished sevenths. Includes many diagrams to aid in learning new fingerings.