Trinity Jazz Clarinet – Grade 1

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Trinity Scales and Arpeggios – Grades Initial to 8
Trinity Sight reading Grades 1 to 4
Trinity Aural Test books Grades 1 to 5

Clarinet Pieces for Grade 1
Three pieces are to be played, two pieces from group A and one piece from group B, to form a balanced programme. One or two of these must be a piece containing improvisation, which is indicated with an asterisk (*). Instead of one piece, candidates may offer an own composition.

Group A
Bennett, Jazz Music for Beetles or Chilli Pepper, Jazz Club Clarinet, Grades 1-2, (Faber) 7531A
Cohan, Give My Regards to Broadway, The Joy of Clarinet, (Yorktown) YK21038
Harvey, Blackwood Rock or Offbeat, Easy Jazzy Clarinet, (Universal) UE 19214
Kosma & Prévert, Autumn Leaves, All Jazzed Up for Clarinet, (Brass Wind) 0303
Lewin, Table Talk, Up Front Album for Clarinet, (Brass Wind) 0306
Miles, Arriving Home, Creative Variations vol. 1, (Camden) CM181
Miles/Wilson, Chorale* (p. 4, CD track 2) or Ahead of Time* (p. 10, CD track 5), The Scales Wizard, (Camden) CM187
Norton, Crumbs or How Graceful or Tall Tale, Big Hat, Soldier Boy or Head for the Hills, The Microjazz Clarinet Collection 1, (Boosey & Hawkes)
Rae, Blue Monday or Three Blue Mice, Easy Blue Clarinet, (Universal) UE 21261
Rae, In Demand* or Pentafunk*, Jazz Zone — Clarinet, (Universal) UE 21031
Rae, Sundown, In The Groove for Clarinet and Piano, (Reedimensions) RD037
Rae, The Guv’nor, Play it Cool — Clarinet, (Universal) UE 21572
Trad., Swing Low [play top line], Face to Face, (Camden) CM093
J Wilson, Gospel Joe*, Creative Variations vol. 1, (Camden) CM181
J Wilson, Module 1: A or B or C*, Progressive Guide to Melodic Jazz Improvisation, (Trinity) GSM 10547

Group B
R Purcell, Lonely Hearts or Rock On!, Scaling the Heights, (Astute) AM24211
Rae, Sad Dance or In the Wings, 40 Modern Studies for Solo Clarinet, (Universal) UE 19735
Rae, That’ll Do Nicely!, no. 11 or Nobody’s Blues, no. 12, Style Workout for Solo Clarinet, (Universal) UE 21301
Rae, No. 2 or no. 3, Track and Field, (Reedimensions) RD090
Rae, No. 30 or no. 31 or no. 32, Jazz Clarinet Studies, (Faber) – Formerly no. 44 or no. 45 or no. 46 from Progressive Jazz Studies for B♭ Clarinet: Easy Level. (Faber) Candidates may use either edition.
Stokes, No. 1 or no. 2, Easy Jazz Singles for Clarinet, (Hunt) HE53
J Wilson, Swing Scale or ‘G’ Rock, Times Ten: Jazz Studies for Clarinet, (Camden) CM152

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