Typically, most clarinet sections play a variety of different clarinets on a variety of different mouthpieces utilizing a variety of different reed brands and strengths which are in varying degrees of deterioration. In addition, the students are using a variety of different embouchures in various playing situations, depending upon the register and whether the articulation requires slurring or tonguing legato or staccato.

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Ray Chapa's Klarinette Toccaten seeks to impart a systematic, intensive approach to student's efforts to acquire a beautiful clarinet tone and technical proficiency.

It is not within the scope of this work to teach notes and rhythms, the focus of traditional band methods. Rather, it is proposed as an adjunct to supplement those efforts.

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