Squeak Big is filled with healthy, concise, no-nonsense advice, as well as some great tips and tricks. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to advance their relationship with the clarinet.
Squeak Big provides valuable advice for players at every stage of development, with easy, practical methods, useful exercises, and even a bit of historical context. I’ve already been able to incorporate many of these ideas, not only into my teaching, but also into my own playing!
Squeak Big is a wonderful resource for student and teacher alike. In it, Dr. Paglialonga provides helpful insights on clarinet playing from the fundamentals of producing a beautiful sound to hints on practicing in real life situations. His methodical approach helps to demystify clarinet playing and is geared toward helping improve both technique and musicianship. A must-have for any clarinetist’s library!
I would recommend Squeak Big to anyone wanting to improve or better understand the fundamentals of sound clarinet playing.
Phillip Paglialonga’s book, Squeak Big, is full of useful information. I highly recommend it to anyone who’s looking for practical ways to become a better clarinetist!
Phillip Paglialonga has written a thoughtful and detailed analytical treatise on playing the clarinet. He communicates from a thorough knowledge of the instrument and its workings. This volume is a valuable reference for teachers and performers alike, replete with numerous practical suggestions and exercises. If only every clarinet player could digest the information Dr. Paglialonga sets forth herein, good solid foundations would be formed and bad habits easily prevented.
Squeak Big is a treasure trove of useful clarinet wisdom. Phillip Paglialonga presents practical, time-tested fundamentals in a way that is thoughtful, innovative, and compelling. I highly recommend this book to any clarinetist seeking new ideas, pedagogical clarity, or renewed inspiration.
Dr. Paglialonga has the marvelous ability to take complex ideas and present them clearly and concisely. Squeak Big is full of fresh approaches to mastering the instrument to help free your musical voice. Highly recommended!
Click here to read the full review of Squeak Big in The Clarinet (the journal of the International Clarinet Association).
Squeak Big is excellent and I’m sure it will be of great value to many players. Phillip Paglialonga explains so many of the fundamentals in a very clear, concise way. Bravo!
Every clarinet studio should have this book available for all students: an amazing source of all clarinet basics one needs to know to become an great clarinet player.
Squeak Big is a valuable resource for serious high school and college level clarinetists, providing useful tips, information, and exercises to help students achieve a thoroughly informed approach to the clarinet.
Squeak Big reinforces sound fundamentals of clarinet playing with clear explanations and useful exercises. It will be a staple in my studio at Marshall University and in many others around the country very soon.
Click here to read the full review of Squeak Big in VMEA Notes (the journal of the Virginia Music Educators Association).
Squeak Big is a worthy addition to the body of resources for clarinetists. It describes the essential components of successful clarinet playing with clear, concise explanation and helpful photographs. Dr. Paglialonga includes interesting quotations from historical pedagogues and a fine list of resources. Exercises that he suggests for mastering concepts are both helpful and beneficial. Readers can readily grasp these exercises. I will certainly recommend this excellent resource to clarinet students and teachers alike.
A great publication detailing clarinet fundamentals. A must for educators, high school through college
Click here to read the full review of Squeak Big in Michigan Music Educator (the journal of the Michigan Music Education Association).
Click here to read the full review of Squeak Big in Music Educators Journal (publication of the National Association for Music Education).
This book reminds us of the importance of coming to back to the clarinet basics. An excellent tool for students and professional musicians.