The design of The Art Of Clarinet Playing is to give the reader, student or teacher, step-by-step procedure, accompanied by every possible aid. It may be used as a self tutor. The primary purpose of this text is to place between the covers of a single volume the exact methods used by the autjor in teaching his own pupils.
One might suggest that this could have been titled 'How Not To Play The Clarinet'. It may seem a collection of faults found in clarinet playing. The teacher has found players at all levels loaded down with faults. By understanding the problems, both teacher and student can avoid them when they appear, or if already acquired, break them and make sound replacements.