This sequel contains 40 all-new études along with 18 additional études reimagined for low C clarinets. Hang on to your hats because this book is tougher, BUT you will still have fun with a ton of variety and new challenges to overcome with the mastery of each piece. In Book 2, you will find several light-hearted but challenging études in compound meter, a variety of waltzes, circus and cat-themed music, many deep and reflective melodies, broadway inspired tunes, dark and brooding pieces, études representing the four seasons, nods to Americana and plenty of feel-good music of celebration in a variety of styles. Additionally, there are three jazz-influenced tunes and one klezmer piece. For those new to jazz and klezmer, have no fear! Jazz and klezmer tips are included in a little mini-lesson in the appendix.
Aside from “Tom’s Skotshne,” the range never exceeds altissimo C#, making the book accessible to the entire clarinet family. Part 1 features mostly 3rds and 4ths and Part 2 contains tri-tones, perfect 5ths and minor 6ths. Part 3 includes revised études devoted specifically to low clarinets with the majority for low C clarinets.
Well-suited for advancing pre-college students, undergraduate and graduate level music students as well as devoted clarinet enthusiasts, this sequel is sure to technically challenge and musically satisfy those who aspire to solidify finger fundamentals.