chapter  7
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TECHNIQUE/TUNES: TWENTY- FIVE CLASS LESSONS

These lessons follow the pacing found in band method books. The introduction of the clarion register on the clarinet follows the practice used in most band method books, i.e., it is delayed in order to give students time to develop their left-hand playing positions. (The clarinet is the only woodwind instrument on which the left hand is not anchored to the body of the instrument.)

If students have oboes equipped with left-hand F keys (see page 42), use the left F fingerings instead of forked F fingerings in the lessons. The left F fingering produces better tone quality and intonation than the forked F fingering.