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 Daniels, John Cipolla, Gary 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.