CARE AND FEEDING OF YOUR CLARINET:
A USER'S GUIDE TO BASIC MAINTENANCE
by Heather Karlsson
This book is a long-overdue look at the basic maintenance procedures that every clarinet player should know to keep their instrument in playing condition. Learn about such topics as the consequences of neglect on the mouthpiece and body of the clarinet, how to maintain the clarinet mechanism and keep repair costs to a minimum, how to take care of the wood of the clarinet, and the basics of reed and mouthpiece mechanics.
This book is spiral bound so the reader can lay it flat while looking at it, and it is small enough to carry around wherever you go.
What readers have to say:
"Just a word to congratulate you on your wonderful little book on clarinet care and maintenance. I will cite it in my next book "More Clarinet Secrets - 100 Quick Tips for the Advanced Clarinetist", due out in either 2011 or 2012. Your writing style is very entertaining and informative! I laughed and learned a lot! :-D"
Professor of Music-Clarinet
Dept. of Music-PRS109
501 S. Patterson Ave.
Oxford OH 45056-3407
"...The new book is great! I read it while watching (sort of) the Oscars last night. Your book was a lot more entertaining (except when Nicole Kidman was on!!). Page 17 made me fall off the chair! Leno needs you as a writer! Congratulations on putting it all together. It is very informative and well organized..."
James Gillespie, D. Mus
Regents Professor of Music
College of Music
University of North Texas
(as reviewed in the September 2008 edition of The Clarinet)
"...Karlsson states that purpose of the book is to help the instructor teach his or her clarinet students how to maintain their instruments. There is material here that most instructors will also find valuable for their own use. Her writing style is clear and concise with delightful humor which will make it difficult to put the book down once you start... It should be in the library of every clarinetist and music educator and it will be a required text for my future instrument repair classes."
Professor Emeritus of Music, Iowa State University
Principal clarinet, Des Moines Symphony
Editor of Reviews, The Clarinet