Frederick J. Thurston/Alan Frank: The Clarinet - A Comprehensive Method

Books | Clarinet

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor

The Clarinet - A Comprehensive Method as written by Frederick J. Thurston and Alan Frank. This excellent method is split into two distinct parts, first is the tutor containing everything from the very basics such as holding the instrument to the advanced stage of diminished seventh arpeggios and chromatic studies. Part 2 contains excerpts from standard orchestral works including the symphonies of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Sibelius and many other works from the classics.

ISBN: 9790060028175
Skill Level: Beginner Explain this
No of pages: 168
Language: English
Catalogue No: M060028175

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        Scores 9.5 out of 10 based on 6 reviews
        9 out of 10


        stratford upon avon GB
        Large selection of studies, will keep you busy for a life-time. Like the excerpts from orchestral parts for the clarinet, interesting even though too difficult for me to play now.
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        Confirmed purchase: 30 March 2017
        Published on: 13 April 2017
        10 out of 10


        doing repeated patterns that you meet in pieces
        Double articulation on some exercises
        Confirmed purchase: 04 August 2016
        Published on: 27 August 2016
        10 out of 10


        edinburgh GB beginner clarinet player
        lots of content, will last a beginner like me for ages
        its a bit big and heavy to negotiate quickly and easily.
        Confirmed purchase: 23 October 2014
        Published on: 06 November 2014

        Musicroom Reviews

        I studied the clarinet as my third instrument at college with this tutor book alongside the Demnitz some 35 years ago, and the two make perfect companions. The Thurston/Frank is succinct and fast paced - well suited to an adult learner - while the Demnitz provides ample exercises to consolidate each level the learner is at. Since coming back to the clarinet a few weeks back and having lost my orginal copy (had a black cover with an image of a clarinet(ist, I am gratified to find the same satisfaction I felt over 30 years ago, and the book is great for an adult re-learning the instrument. There is nothing I could say to fault this manual except that perhaps the typesetting could be a bit more "modern" and attractive, especially to appeal to younger players wanting to advance quickly. But there is something to be said for preserving the "classic" original look of the book for adult (re-)learners. I would still recommend this for the breadth of musical examples to study especially from the standard classical orchestral repertoire.
        Anonymous - (Blackpool, United Kingdom)