Developing a Systematic Pedagogical Approach for the E-flat Clarinet

Isabella Bormolini-Adams

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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Performers often come to the E-flat clarinet when they are given one and told to play it. The instrument can be a difficult instrument to navigate without pedagogical approaches dedicated to the fundamentals. The aim of this project is the development of an effective pedagogical approach to learning to play the instrument. E-flat intricacies have been investigated through semi-structured interviews with performer-educators. These interviews served as a tool, delving into critical aspects of technique; intonation, voicing, open fingerings, blending, and articulation. Additionally, a series of exercises and instructional cues have been designed to assist E-flat students in developing proficiency.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Lourens, Alan, Supervisor
  • Smith, Ashley, Supervisor
  • Ledger, James, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date29 Jan 2024
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023


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