The New Imperial Method

For Clarinet

Text by Austin J. McDowell
Edited by C. L. Staats
Piano Reduction/Vocal Score
Item Number: 424-41001
Number of Pages: 101
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: In Print


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The New Imperial Method by C.L. Staats is a one volume method book with a fingering chart by Austin J. McDowell. The method book includes basics of posture, embouchure, and finger position as well as making the first sound on the clarinet. The book then delves deeper into major and minor scales, followed by articulation studies. The last quarter of the book is reserved for Etudes written by Hyacinthe Klose and Cyrille Rose.

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Editor Staats, C. L.


Qualities and Compass of the Clarinet
Position of the Player, His Hands and Fingers
On the Mouthpiece and Reed
Position of the Mouthpiece in the Mouth
Tone and the Manner of Producing It
Advice to the Student
First Sounds to be Practiced
The Slur
Easy Exercises in Mechanism
Exercises for the First Finger of the Left Hand
Exercises for the Thumb or Octave Key
Exercises in Mechanism
Chromatic Scale
Major and Minor Scales
Scale Studies
Exercises (Boehm Clarinet)
The Staccato
Studies in Staccato
Studies on the Lower Notes
Studies in Articulation
Half or Legato Staccato
Scales in Thirds, Major and Minor
Major and Minor Chords in All Keys
Dominant 7th
Diminished 7th
Musical Taste and Expression
Different Combinations of Articulation
Etudes in Various Keys
Studies in the Medium Register
On Phrasing
Grand Etudes by KlosF and Rose