Learn to Play Clarinet: Beginner to Pro in Under Five Hours

Master the art of Clarinet! Cover a year's worth of private lessons in just a few hours, for a fraction of the cost.
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  • Lectures 88
  • Length 10 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Clarinet is an extremely fun instrument to play, and MusicProfessor's comprehensive curriculum will help you get the most out of your learning. Master the range, tone, and technique necessary to become a great clarinetist.

Start from opening your case for the first time and progress all the way to playing your first melodies. On the way, you'll also learn basic music theory and musicianship skills.

Private lessons cost anywhere from $30 - $100/hr. Factor in driving time and expenses and you realize just how costly lessons can be. Each MusicProfessor Clarinet course provides an entire year's worth of lessons, for a fraction of the cost, and at your own convenience. Plus, each course is taught by an industry leading instructor!


COURSE FEATURES:

  • Nearly 90 video lessons
  • Downloadable sheet music for each lesson
  • Animated fingering charts
  • Dozens of familiar melodies and songs
  • Dozens of technique-building exercises
  • Major scales and scale exercises
  • Clarinet-specific troubleshooting tips and advice
  • Music Theory basics, including how to read music
  • Clarinet equipment recommendations

MusicProfessor's curriculum is used in nearly 100 schools and school districts throughout the United States and by more than 14,000 students and music teachers throughout the world. No where else can you find the level of detail and professional instruction of MusicProfessor's curriculum, and, best of all, your purchase is backed by Udemy's 30-day guarantee.

Fulfill your musical destiny by enrolling today!


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“The videos are great. Really get a lot out of them. We are excited about the opportunity to integrate these videos into our monthly/weekly/daily curriculum."

-R. Lira

“Thank you for this! This is my first year playing clarinet and this helped me learn my first 3 notes."

-haleyisnotawesome


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Kathryn Nevin earned her Masters and Doctoral degrees in Clarinet Performance from the University of Southern California, where she studied with Mitchell Lurie, Michele Zukovsky, David Howard and Yehuda Gilad. Originally from the Chicago area, she was a student of Melvin Warner at Northern Illinois University where she received a Bachelor of Music.

In Southern California, Dr. Nevin has performed with many orchestras including San Diego Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, New West Symphony, Long Beach Opera, Santa Barbara Symphony, Opera Santa Barbara, Monterey Symphony and Fresno Philharmonic. She is a member of St. Matthews Chamber Orchestra, Desert Symphony in Palm Desert, Redlands Symphony Orchestra and Long Beach Municipal Band.

Dr. Nevin is an active soloist and chamber musician, having been a founding member of several award-winning ensembles, including Triole, recipient of an NEA Chamber Music Residency. She is currently a member of Calico Winds, an award-winning internationally touring wind quintet, whose recordings and performances around the country have received critical acclaim, including those at Carnegie Halls Weill Recital Hall. The ensembles most recent commercial release,Vintage America, A Musical Meritage (Albany), features 19th and early 20th century American music. Her playing can also be heard on the CDs Hymns to Forgotten Moons (Centaur) and Tango Rojo (Red Tango) (Candlelight Music). She has been a concerto soloist with the Redlands Symphony, Culver City Symphony, La Sierra Symphony, University of Redlands Wind Ensemble and Wheaton (Illinois) Municipal Band.

Dr. Nevin has been featured on NPR's Performance Today and numerous times on local classical music radio live broadcasts. She has appeared in chamber music concerts with faculty at the University of Redlands, the Taylor String Quartet, the Shanghai Quartet, as well as with Los Angeles Philharmonic principal strings. Dr. Nevin is the editor of Solos for the Intermediate Clarinetist, Music from Four Centuries arranged for Clarinet and Piano by Daniel Kelley, Last Resort Music, Inc. She has taught at La Sierra University, the University of California, Riverside, Riverside Community College, Mt. St. Mary's College, Pasadena Conservatory of Music and Glendale College. She is currently the Artist Teacher of Clarinet at the University of Redlands.

This course has been provided by MusicProfessor.com, an online music education company.

What are the requirements?

  • Working Clarinet
  • Clarinet reeds of medium strength

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Assemble and care for a clarinet
  • Form a correct, strong clarinet embouchure
  • Read and interpret music notation
  • Play dozens of popular melodies and songs
  • Perform multiple Major scales
  • Recognize and play nearly every note on the clarinet

What is the target audience?

  • Students looking to catch up
  • Students looking to get ahead
  • Adult Learners
  • Absolute Beginners
  • Music students who can't access a private teacher

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to the Clarinet
00:26

Welcome to MusicProfessor's Beginner's Guide to the Clarinet! Here, we'll introduce the various topics being covered in the first Section, including learning about the different parts of the clarinet, how to put it together, and how to prepare to play correctly.

You can download the course's companion sheet music book by clicking on the resources tab or directly from the course navigation menu. 


06:35

Learn about the different parts of the clarinet, including the reed, and how to completely and correctly assemble it.

04:27

Learn how to correctly hold and support the clarinet as well as how to sit with perfect posture.

04:37

Learn about the diaphragm, breath control, breath direction, and cold air.

07:29

Learn how to carefully disassemble your clarinet, take care of the delicate reed, and troubleshoot minor disassembly mishaps.

04:09

Learn about additional equipment needed to maximize your clarinet playing potential, including a metronome, tuner, swab, and cork grease.

Section 2: Clarinet Embouchure
00:22

Here we'll discuss the many topics being covered in this Section, including how to form a clarinet embouchure and playing your first few notes.

02:48

First, let's review how to assemble the clarinet, correct playing position, and breathing.

05:09

Learn how to properly find and set your embouchure with and without a clarinet.

03:37

Learn the importance of tongue position and how to appropriately use the tongue to articulate notes.

04:52

Learn your first notes, E, F, and open G.

00:36

Apply your new note, E, to a set, long, rhythmic pulse, or longtone.

01:39

Apply your new note, F, to a set, long, rhythmic pulse, or longtone.

01:52

Apply your new note, G, to a set, long, rhythmic pulse, or longtone.

02:53

Combine all three of your newly acquired notes into a single exercise.

Section 3: Reading Music
00:19

Here we'll introduce the various topics being covered in this Section, including how to read music, some new notes, and troubleshoot squeaking.

Recap
04:23
Notes on the Musical Staff
00:55
Exercise 1.1 - E, F, and G on the Staff
05:23
Notes C, D, and A
05:29
Exercise 2.1 - Getting to know C, D, and A
03:41
Exercise 3.1 - Intervals
03:18
03:35

Learn how to analyze and resolve different causes of clarinet squeaking.

Section 4: Slurring
00:26

Here we'll discuss the various topics being covered in this Section, including new notes B, A, and G, a new technique called Slurring, and a new rhythm.

04:23

First, let's recap how to correctly, sit, breath, and tongue as well as review our first notes E, F, and G.

Notes B, A, and G
04:17
Slurring on the Clarinet
02:54
Exercise 1.1 - Half Notes
03:42
Exercise 2.1 - Combining Rhythms
04:03
Exercise 3.1
04:07
Section 5: Clarinet Low Notes
00:26

Here we'll discuss a few of the topics to be covered in this Section, including a new rhythm, the Quarter Note, learn the lowest notes on the clarinet, and learn how to repeat musical passages.

Recap
01:57
Exercise 1.1 - Quarter Notes
03:17
Notes Low E and F
05:35
01:37

Identify and learn to solve difficulties with playing low notes on the clarinet.

Exercise 2.1 - Getting to know E and F
02:22
Exercise 2.2
02:22
Melody 1.1 - Brother John
04:30
Melody 1.2 - Brother John with the Repeat Sign
05:34
Section 6: Major Scales
00:26

Here we'll discuss the various topics being covered in this lesson, including Scales and a new musical concept known as Accidentals.

Recap
04:17
Note F#
04:03
Exercise 1.1 - Getting to know F#
02:56
Note Bb
03:03
Exercise 1.2 - Getting to know Bb
02:43
G-Major Scale
06:49
Melody 1.1 - Rainbow
04:17
F-Major Scale
04:31
Melody 1.2 - Rainbow
03:25
Section 7: Clarinet Upper Register
00:28

Here we'll introduce the various topics being presented in this Section, including a new rhythm and meter, many new notes in the upper register, and our third Major scale.

Recap
05:43
Exercise 1.1 - Dotted Half Notes
03:18
Exercise 2.1 - 3/4 Time
03:49
Exercise 2.2
02:41
Notes E, F, and F#
05:43
Exercise 3.1 - Getting to know E, F, and F#
03:35
Notes B, C and D
02:15
Exercise 3.2 - Getting to know B, C, and D
02:34
Exercise 4.1
01:58
C-Major Scale
04:18
Section 8: Transposition
00:31

Here we'll discuss the topics being covered in this Section, including two new notes, C# and Eb, two new Major scales, and learn about Transpotion.

Recap
04:44
Recap, part II
02:08
Note Eb
03:47
Bb-Major Scale
04:49
Melody 1.1 - Smokey
05:39
Note C#
03:28
D-Major Scale
06:52
03:32

Learn about Transposition and why it is extremely important for clarinetists.

01:24

Learn how to transpose the melody we just learned, 'Smokey,' to the key of D-Major.

Melody 1.2 - Smokey
03:54
Notes G, A, Bb, B and C
05:16
Section 9: Two-Octave Clarinet Scales
00:27

Here we'll introduce the topics being covered in this Section, including two new notes, a concept called Enharmonics, two new Major scales, and a new rhythm.

Recap
01:49
F-Major Scale, Two Octaves
04:15
G-Major Scale, Two Octaves
03:16
Bb-Major Scale, Two Octaves
04:21
C-Major Scale, Two Octaves
03:29
Note Ab
03:44
Eb-Major Scale
03:25
Note G#
02:53
A-Major Scale
05:08
Exercise 1.1 - Eighth Notes
05:08
Exercise 1.2
02:42
Melody 1.1 - Twinkle
03:46
Melody 2.1
04:11
Melody 2.2
02:42
Section 10: Conclusion
Wrapping Up
00:28

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MusicProfessor launched in 2012 with a single instrument series, 'Bassoon 101,' but has since expanded to over 12 instrument series with just over 5000 video lessons. Our curriculum is used in nearly 100 schools and school districts throughout the United States and by more than 14,000 students and music teachers throughout the world.

Nowhere else can you find the level of detail and professional instruction of MusicProfessor's curriculum. Fulfill your musical destiny by signing up today!

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