Introduction. Part I: Tuning Up with the Basics. Chapter 1: So You Want to Play the Clarinet. Chapter 2: Getting to Know the Clarinet. Chapter 3: Picking the Right Clarinet for You. Chapter 4: Grasping the Basics of Musical Notation. Chapter 5: Assembling, Cleaning, and Caring for Your Clarinet. Part II: And a One, and a Two, and a Three: Getting Started. Chapter 6: Getting Your Body, Lungs, and Lips in the Game. Chapter 7: Playing Your First Notes. Chapter 8: Heading Lower, Higher, and In Between. Chapter 9: Playing Between the Notes: Slurring and Tonguing. Chapter 10: Rising Above and Beyond High C. Part III: Above and Beyond: Essential Intermediate Techniques. Chapter 11: Achieving a Great Clarinet Tone. Chapter 12: Shaking It Up with Vibrato, Glissandos, Bends, and Scoops. Chapter 13: Taking Your Fingers to the Next Level: Additional Fingerings. Chapter 14: Turbo Tonguing and Faster Fingering. Chapter 15: Tuning Up for Proper Pitch. Chapter 16: Heading to the Practice Studio. Chapter 17: Refining Your Reeds. Chapter 18: Gaining Expertise and Exposure through the Clarinet Community. Part IV: The Part of Tens. Chapter 19: Ten Insider Secrets to Great Clarinet Playing. Chapter 20: Ten (Plus) Clarinetists You Gotta Hear. Part V: Appendixes. Appendix A: Fingering Charts. Appendix B: About the CD. Index.
David Etheridge is the David Ross Boyd Professor of Clarinet, Chair of the Woodwind Area, and member of the Oklahoma Woodwind Quintet at the University of Oklahoma. He has taught clarinet for over 45 years.