Chris Allen’s collection of studies for solo clarinet provides students at all levels with instructive yet appealing material. Written in a modern style but without abandoning formal structure, they are slightly off-beat both rhythmically and harmonically. Some are in familiar rhythms, some adopt five of seven beats in a bar and others make use of the less common groupings to be found in eight or nine beats to a bar.
Book I: Grades 1–5
Book II: Grades 6–8