Hello, I am new to the 8notes scene, this is .y first post. I have a question regarding what the difference in levels of a clarinet player is. What is the difference between a beginner, intermediate, or advanced player? I am in my freshman year of high school, but I can play until super E, and can do some pretty advanced techniques, but because I am in a high school band, never need to use them. What would I be, advanced or intermediate, I want to know so I can seek a private lesson instructor.
Re: Difference in levels 06:27 on Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Almost impossible to truly answer this question. Well, beginner is obvious--first year or so of playing. Intermediate--I don't know. Being a more accomplished player is in relation to what? If you're say a sophomore in HS and have been playing several years and can play well in the altissimo register, you a probably very accomplished compared to the average HS player. If you are talking about the possible hundreds of thousands of players capable of auditioning for a major (or not so major) symphony, that's a whole other area of "advanced". I think once you get to a certain level you can pretty much play anything that's written. The difference between such players is one may learn a piece with less practice than the next person.
For most of us there is always room for improvement on one thing or another.
Though I don't think you would be ready for my "Most Advanced" book mentioned here on the forum, you can go to the publisher's website and check out some interesting "advanced" techniques.
Re: Difference in levels 06:11 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018