New Joe Allard Clarinet Book!

Daily Studies for the Clarinet by Joe Allard, edited by Gary Bovyer. As mentioned previously, at the recent ClarinetFest I attended a fantastic presentation entitled, “Remembering Joe Allard: A 100th Anniversary Tribute.”  It featured a panel led by Edward Joffe  that discussed Allard’s remarkable life and legendary teaching. The panel also included Eddie DanielsJohn CipollaGary Bovyer, and Joe Soldo.   Gary Bovyer mentioned that in honor of Allard’s 100th anniversary year, he was publishing a book of scales and chord patterns that Joe Allard had given him to work on as a daily regimen while a student of his at Julliard.

On page 2 of the book, Gary Bovyer  states that, “At my first lesson he literally tossed my Klose, Baermann and Langenus books aside and said, ‘Here’s what you’re going to do now.’ He then proceeded to verbally give me, over the next several months, what I’ve put together here.”

In addition to the expected major and minor scales and arpeggios, the 42-page book includes unusual “pure” melodic minor scales, modes, whole tone scales, pentatonic, octatonic,  and more.

Daily Studies for the Clarinet by Joe Allard  is now available at Van Cott Information Services.  (Facebook Link)    Check it out!

About ClarinetMike

American clarinetist MICHAEL DEAN performs and teaches internationally and across the USA to consistent praise such as "world-class clarinetist and pedagogue," "consummate performer," "inspirational," "outstanding teacher," "super," "brilliant performer," and "one of the best clinicians I have ever seen." His career is headlined by appearances at Carnegie Hall, ClarinetFest, NACWPI, Eastman School of Music, and Royal Northern College of Music with recent recitals and master classes in Italy, Spain, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Louisiana, and Texas. In July, he will return to Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at Orfeo Music Festival 2018. He is featured on 5 commercial CD's and on New Media, such as YouTube. He is currently preparing another new clarinet CD, Postcards from Silver Lake. He's performed with the Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Southeast Chamber Players, Red Mesa Trio, and Duo 35. He performed for 11 years with the Paducah Symphony. His articles appear in journals such as Southwestern Musician, WINDPLAYER, NACWPI Journal and The Bandmasters' Review. As "ClarinetMike," he writes for his widely-read ClarinetMike Blog, in 150 countries on 6 continents. He was recently a tenured Associate Professor of Clarinet for 11 years at Southeast Missouri State University. He returned to his native Texas in 2012 due to family concerns. He is a past president and former National Board officer of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI). Dr. Michael Dean studied clarinet performance at Texas Tech University, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Arlington. His teachers include Robert Walzel, Phil Aaholm, Carol Jessup, Jess Youngblood, Bob Ackerman, and Pam Youngblood. His web page,, features video of his teaching and performing as well as information on his CD's and other publications. He is a BG France Performing Artist.
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6 Responses to New Joe Allard Clarinet Book!

  1. Gianluigi "The Clarinettist" says:

    Hello Michael, I like your blog! if you would can you visit my blog on wordpress. Bye!!!!

  2. Raúl Cragg says:

    Hello Michael,
    Looking for Joe Allard’s clarinet studies I found your blog. I would like to take a look to Allard’s book and buy it, but here in Germany (where I live and teach) it is impossible to find it. I am particularly interested in the octatonic scales. Is there a way I could take a close look and get the book? I would really appreciate your help.

    Greetings from Germany,
    Raúl Cragg

  3. ClarinetMike says:

    You’re very welcome!

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