Gifts for the Clarinetist

Method Books

  • Celebrated Method for the Clarinet H Klosé, revised Simeon Bellison, Carl Fischer
  • Lazarus’ Modern Method for Clarinet, revised Gustave Langenus, Carl Fischer
  • Clarinet Studies on the Intermediate Level by Jack Snavely, Kendor Music, Inc. This may be out of print, but if you can find it at a used store, grab it! Melodic material in all major and minor keys up to four flats and four sharps.
  • Modern Pares Foundation Studies for Clarinet by Harvey Whistler, Rubank. An oldie but goodie.
  • Mel Bay’s Complete Jazz Clarinet Book by William Bay, Mel Bay Publications
  • Forty Studies for the Clarinet by C Rose, Carl Fischer
Klosé Celebrated Method for Clarinet

Solos and Duets

  • Concert & Contest Collection for Bb Clarinet edited by H Voxman, Rubank Pub. (Two parts: Clarinet and Piano) 
  • Jazz Duets: Standards, for Clarinet Hal Leonard Pub (They also have a Jazz Classics collection)
  • Clarinet Solos with Piano Accompaniment from the Everybody’s Favorite Series, Amsco Publications
  • Rubank Book of Clarinet Solos with Piano Accompaniment, Easy Level and Intermediate Level, Rubank
  • Solos for the Clarinet Player with piano accompaniment, edited by Arthur Christmann, G Schirmer Inc.
  • Learn to Play Clarinet Duets, edited by William Eisenhauer, Alfred Publishing
  • Mozart for the Clarinet, transcribed by Eric Simon, G Schirmer Inc.
  • Selected Duets for Clarinet Volume I and II, H Voxman, Rubank
Rubank Elementary Method for Clarinet


  • Instrument stand such as K&M, Pack A Stand, Titan
  • Music stand such as Manhasset, Hamilton or Petersen. Some models fold up and are quite portable.
  • Music stand light, battery-operated
  • Booklet of manuscript paper
  • Silk cleaning swab, reed guard, cork grease
  • Eyeglass repair kit – Tiny screwdriver for adjusting those tiny screws.
  • Metronome and tuner – you can find these as two-in-one devices or separate devices or also as a smartphone app.
K&M clarinet stand
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