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Stephen Howard

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I am delighted (and not a little relieved) to announce the publication of the Haynes Clarinet Manual.
Following in the footsteps of the hugely successful Haynes Saxophone Manual (on its way to 8,000 copies sold - thanks guys!) it's written in the same clear step-by-step style with as little jargon as possible and lots of very nice (I think) photos.
There are even a few jokes about beards.

Copies will be available shortly in all the usual outlets - but if you just can't wait, or you fancy a signed first edition, you can purchase them right now from my website:

The Haynes Clarinet Manual


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kevgermany

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Great, have been waiting for this for a loooong time. Just wondering how I'll fare with German system instruments, given your comments.
 

old git

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Well done Steve but when can I expect the manuals for Flu Gel and Plastic Trombone, please?

Added in an edit:-Griff is writing a Serpent Missile Launcher Manual and there is still unfinished business in that area.
 
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Stephen Howard

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Great, have been waiting for this for a loooong time. Just wondering how I'll fare with German system instruments, given your comments.
Great, have been waiting for this for a loooong time. Just wondering how I'll fare with German system instruments, given your comments.
I'm sorry I had to lose the Oehler system - I simply ran out of space.
The limit on these books is around 200 pages, after that it gets expensive and unweildy, so I had to be ruthless.
Dealing with the intricacies of a more advanced key system (such as that found on Oehlers, Plateaus and harmony Boehms) is practically a book in itself...and one that would a sort of cross between the sax manual and the clarinet manual.
Someone also made the point that a manual for Oehler system clarinets should really be written in German...and as I can just about order a beer and ask where the loos are in German, it kinda put the mockers on it.

I think, though, that you'll be able to get quite far as I tend to put a lot of stock on focussing on the fundamentals of how the action works...and it shouldn't take much to adapt the techniques described for just about any clarinet.

Who know....perhaps they'll commission an Oehler system manual at a later date!

Cheers,

Steve
 

Stephen Howard

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Well done Steve but when can I expect the manuals for Flu Gel and Plastic Trombone, please?

Added in an edit:-Griff is writing a Serpent Missile Launcher Manual and there is still unfinished business in that area.
It's in the pipeline, just after the Haynes Muckinese Battlehorn Manual.

Cheers,

Steve
 

jrintaha

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Just ordered my copy. There's a couple of things I was left unhappy with when I did my first clarinet repad & re-regulation, this book will surely help with the next one.
 

Young Col

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If it's as clear and useful as the sax manual (I have a signed copy), it will be a must have for clarinetists.
 
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