Resources

Where to find the stuff you need to succeed.

 
 
 

Useful Links

Scale Randomizer: http://www.therandomscalemachine.com

All State Set 4 (2019-2020) recordings: https://www.allstateband.org/clarinet-2

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Tuners & metronomes
Essential tools for all musicians of all levels.

Physical
Korg tuner + metronome

Apps (recommended if an option)
Tonal Energy Tuner (The BEST app, tuner + metronome combo. Better for intermediate students +)
Cleartune (easy to navigate) Also available on Android
Pro-metronome (easy to navigate and has a good free version) Also available on Android

 
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Books

Beginner:
Rubank Instrumental Series
Learn to Play the Clarinet
Modern Course 1 + 2

Intermediate:
Learn to Play the Clarinet 2
Modern Course 3
Melodious and Progressive Studies edited by David Hite
 

Advanced:
32 Rose Etudes
Albert Studies
Klose
Krposch studies download (legal)
 

 
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Equipment for beginners

I recommend beginners rent or buy a Yamaha Advantage clarinet and purchase a Debut mouthpiece by Clark Fobes. You will also need reeds, preferably Rico strength 3. A cotton or silk swab and cork grease are also necessary.

Sources

Local:
Please support these local business,
they all have excellent customer service and are an important part of the local music scene, but Amazon has had a negative effect on them. Please use them when you can!

ClarinetQuest/SaxQuest - 2 locations. Repair, instruments, reeds* and accessories.
Nottleman's Music - 2 locations. Repair, rentals, instruments, reeds and accessories.
Midwest Sheet Music - Sheet Music - located next to the ClarinetQuest west location. Owned by a clarinet player!
Mozingo Music - Far west county. Instruments, repair, reeds and accessories.

*ClarinetQuest has THE BEST reed prices: better than the internet.

Online:
Muncy Winds - instruments, reeds, accessories - everything! A family owned business with excellent service and great prices.

You tube video for beginners