The Etude by Carl Baermann
are really important for us.
We usually only talk about the third
division of the complete method
by Carl Baermann which is what we
call our Bible Studies and scales.
But to me even more important
than just the scale book which
is paramount to develop our technique
is the complete method that he wrote.
These two Etudes that I am going to be
talking about especially 19 have to do
with two things that
are extremely important for us.
The kind of beautiful sound
that we want to have, and
the kind of fluidity that we want to work.
Now Carl Baermann is the son
of Heinrich Baermann for whom
Carl Maria von Weber wrote our beloved
clarinet concertos and the quintet.
And it's important to think
about these Etudes and
this kind of music because this is
definitely in the middle of the 19th
century romantic style,
in which most of the meat and
potatoes clarinet literature
that we play is based.
So basically I like the Baermann Etudes
because they instill beauty of playing,
and they are very much in the vein
of the great composers of the time.
Such as Raber, and then of course
Beethoven, Berlioz, Mendelssohn.
And we know Mendelssohn was
very well-informed with
the Baermann family, since actually
he wrote the two concert pieces for
Carl Baermann, and for
his father Heinrich Baermann.
So the two things that I love
is that the sound has to be
more in the dramatic tradition of
very even and very round, and warm.
So that then when we play in this louder
dynamics it's still beefy but light.
So I like to think of round and focused.
And I also like this one
because it is the same kind of
sound that we have to work on,
that blends in very well.
The sound that we need for
like the Mendelssohn Scottish Symphony.
So listen to this.
And the other one that
I like is Beethoven,
the eighth symphony, check this out.
So, that's why I really
think that practicing the Baermann
studies will definitely help you
with your orchestral playing,
your concerto playing, and
all kinds of playing in general.
If you'd like submit this Baermann Etude,
here's what I'm looking for.
A beautiful sound,
rhythmic, but not hard and
make sure that the sound is appropriate so
that we can play Baermann or
Mendelssohn or Beethoven in
that equally beautiful manner.
Before you submit your video, be sure to
watch the other video exchanges on this
see what I have told the other students.
Once you have done that submit your video.
I'll take a look and
give you some feedback.