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25 Clarinet Etudes Book 1 Paperback – December 15, 2009


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  • Paperback: 45 pages
  • Publisher: Sam Sadigursky (December 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615321100
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615321103
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #855,622 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Based in New York City, multi-reedist and composer Sam Sadigursky is active in the jazz, classical, Latin, and commercial music worlds. As a composer, he has received grants and awards from ASCAP, Chamber Music America, and the Jerome Foundation. He is currently a New Amsterdam recording artist with three albums as a leader and appears on over twenty CDs as a sideman.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Sinton on January 27, 2010
Sam Sadigursky possesses a gentle but insistent melodic sense. This is the key to this volume's magnetic pull on the ears. While a deep understanding of melodic line is obvious in pieces such as "Beautiful" and "Flotation", it is a major feat to display this in such technically demanding workouts like "Loudmouth" (designed to practice the 'break' on the clarinet) and "Sixths" (a very disciplined interval exploration).

All etude books are obviously written to expand a musician's technical abilities. But the hardest part about expanding an ability is the mind-numbingly boring repetition required. Sam Sadigursky has solved this dilemma with a beautifully elegant solution: write a great melody and the musician will WANT to repeat the piece again and again and again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By reginaldkellfan on July 9, 2010
Sadigursky joins the pantheon of great etude composers with his 25 clarinet etudes. While designed to work on certain technical issues, they enable the player to play great music in the process and never feel like rote exercises (I'm looking at you Hanon!) My playing has improved tremendously thanks to this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peter Hess on January 28, 2010
Sam Sadigursky's etudes are essential for the advancing clarinetist. The greatest bore in an etude is laboring and solving a problem of technique without a satisfying musical result. . . Sam's etudes reveal the wonderful possibilities in reaching new levels of ability, like cleaning a window and finding a beautiful landscape that had been obscured. The pieces are harmonically compelling, lyrical, and often witty. Concise but never narrowly conceived. This one's staying on the stand; I can't recommend it highly enough.

Peter Hess, Brooklyn NY
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark W. Small on January 4, 2010
Sadigursky's etudes deal in the realm of contemporary melodies which have expanded to include an increasing amount of chromaticism as well as twisting rhythmic devices. As an accomplished composer, his rich melodic sense raises these etudes from mere exercises to wonderfully vibrant pieces that stand apart with compelling stories of their own. Every clarinetist could learn something from these technically demanding yet intrinsically musical gems
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rasa18 on January 4, 2010
These are engaging and challenging pieces to work on. They really address your technique in every way and are an excellent thing to augment the Rose and Klose studies. Many of them really give you a workout going across the break, and the intervals are always interesting. Highly recommended!
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