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HENDERSON STATE UNIVERSITY

CLARINET & SAXOPHONE STUDIO

HENDERSON STATE UNIVERSITY

CLARINET AND SAXOPHONE STUDIO

 

Resources



2017-2018 ARKANSAS ALL-REGION STUDY GUIDES

CLARINET

SAXOPHONE
LOW CLARINET




REEDS


Every clarinetist and saxophonist eventually finds a way to coexist with their reeds.  For some basic reed information, including a simple break-in procedure, click here.  

For more detailed reed information, the following books and articles are extremely helpful:

    Guy, Larry.  Selection, Adjustment, and Care of Single Reeds.  Stony Point, NY:
        Rivernote Press, 1997.

    Larsen, Henry.  "The Reed Connection, Part 1."  The Clarinet 18:4 (July-August
        1991): 41-43.
    Larsen, Henry.  "The Reed Connection, Part 2."  The Clarinet 19:1 (November-
        December 1991): 22-24.

    Opperman, Kalmen.  Handbook for Making and Adjusting Single Reeds.  New York:
        Chappell & Co., 1956.

The books by Larry Guy and Kalmen Opperman can be purchased from Van Cott Information Services.


 

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Updated January, 2018

WARM-UPS

My favorite warm-up exercise comes from a single lesson I had with the legendary clarinet teacher, David Weber.  I have found that this exercise is an invaluable tool for the development of my student's tone on both clarinet and saxophone. 

Daily Clarinet Warm-up

Daily Saxophone Warm-up
(adapted from David Weber)