Learn to play Clarinet, Saxophone or Flute

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Learn to play Clarinet with Glenn

In the meantime listen to:

Way Down Yonder In New Orleans 

“A really good piece to start any gig. Playing it in F concert (G for clarinet). A good way to improve going over the break on the clarinet, both up and down. Use the left B and right C# where needed as this keeps everything on one hand longer”

Wont You Come Home Bill Bailey

” Playing this in Bb concert (C for clarinet). It is a piece I recommend to all my jazz students as it almost swings by itself. It can be played at a moderate tempo or as fast as you can manage it. You  need to have a good knowledge of your chords especially G7 over the whole range of the clarinet.”

Basin Street

“I first came across Basin Street Blues on a ten inch Long playing record called Basin Street Six. It is a really great introduction to New Orleans Dixie music. It included Pete Fountain in the line up and must have been one of his earliest recordings. It has some superb playing on it.”

Jazz Band

 

Creole Jazz 

“A really great piece to play, composed by, I think Acker Bilk. It is also in Bb and is a basic three chord structure. A good piece to concentrate on the upper register of the clarinet and ideal for improving articulation. Short sharp tongueing required for the second section. This is in the New Orleans clarinet style. One of the influences of early jazz clarinet that is often forgotten is that of the French. Their military bands in New Orleans left a legacy of instruments and music. Some early clarinet solos were from that music, often the piccolo part. A case in point is the clarinet part in High Society, which uses some of the original piccolo part from a marching band.”

Glenn playing

Just A Closer Walk With Thee 

“Next to Amazing Grace, this must be the most popular gospel song for clarinet players. Most play it in concert ( G for clarinet ). It is hard not to be influenced by some of the great players but I can recommend Pete Fountain, Monty Sunshine and Peanuts Hucko as versions well worth a listen. A shorter more arranged version is also on the same web page.”

Jazz Player

Just a Closer walk with Thee 1 

Jazz Musicians

 Just a Closer walk with Thee 2

Saxophonist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glenn plays Big Band

Darius Brubeck

 

 

 

 

 

Glenn plays Big Band 5

Glenn plays Big Band 6

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Learn to play Clarinet, Saxophone or Flute

  • January 31, 2012 at 13:15
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    Thank you so much really enjoyed the videos

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  • November 4, 2012 at 13:27
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    Absolutely fabulous and loved the Big Band numbers

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