New York, NY — Carl Fischer Music announces the release of The Complete Scale Compendium, a series of scale books written by Larry Clark for Violin, Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, and Trombone/Euphonium.
The mastery of scales and scale patterns has long been established as the best way to improve technical abilities on all instruments. The Complete Scale Compendium focuses on what is most common in the study of classical music: core major and minor, chromatic, pentatonic, whole-tone, and blues scales. Students will learn the construction of these scales while practicing unique patterns, enriching their technique. Specific slurs and articulations have been left off of the exercises so that a multitude of different articulation and slur patterns can be used. The exercises are presented in two ways: by scale pattern and by key.
The Complete Scale Compendium is available now through Carl Fischer Music, or your favorite music retailer.
Larry Clark, composer, vice president and editor-in-chief at Carl Fischer Music, writes some of the most performed compositions by concert bands and string orchestras of all ability levels. Larry is equally adept at writing music for beginners as he is for high school and college ensembles. His music is tuneful, contains a fresh harmonic perspective, is well scored, and stretches the musicianship of the performers. He prides himself on producing music that is not only intriguing to performers and audiences alike, but that contains a playability that comes from a keen understanding of the technical difficulties inherent in all instruments. He is an ASCAP award-winning composer, has over 300 publications in print and is in demand to write commissions for bands and orchestras across the country.
His background as a former middle school and university band director at Syracuse University, combined with his composing and editing, have placed Larry at the forefront of music for school ensembles. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Florida State University and Masters Degrees in Conducting and Composition from James Madison University in Virginia.
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