June 15, 2024

I wrote a comment on the ii-V-I progression post, but perhaps it is more appropriate for discussion on a main post. I was on the Jazz-Sax sight and found the Zinn Practice Regimen. I had it before, and just got the latest update (which looks awesome!). I have a clarinet I just got and a piccolo too. I found the flute regimen, but also listed was a clarinet one, though I cannot find it for the life of me. Anyone know of it/where to get it? It is simple enough I suppose to write one out myself, though it would take me 3 years to do with my schedule! I know that I can figure it out and not need to look at every note, but I like something tangible to work from. Thank you for any and all help!

2 thoughts on “Zinn Regimen for Clarinet?

  1. Um, well, it is on my list of things to do…..but since this economy is sucking, and I’m struggling to come up with money every month, I’m not all that motivated to do stuff for free right now.

  2. With regard to clarinet technique I’ve always heard, “If you can play the Baermann book, then you can play anything”. I’ve heard it from Benny Goodman and Eddie Daniels alike. I studied from it in college, and I’ve been seriously studying it since March and have noticed a marked improvement in my playing. The first exercise ends on a triple C. (I would recommend Ridenour’s altissimo fingering book to accompany.)

    The Baermann book is titled “Baermann Method for Clarinet Div. 3” by Carl Baermann, ed. Langenus. It’s basically 55 pages of 16th notes. It includes scales, broken chords, diverse chords, diminished chords and inversions, staccato, trills, thirds, sixths, interrupted and returning scales, and chords of the seventh . . . almost all of it in 16th note drills. No need for a drill sargeant with this book!

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