Lively pieces in jazz, latin, funk, blues, ragtime and rock styles by the multifaceted clarinet virtuoso Andy Firth. Fun, catchy and idiomatically written to support technical development and learning, these pieces will help practise tricky fingerings, commonly used in melodic and scalic passages, as well as giving confidence to play in many different styles. Each book comes with a CD featuring dazzling performances by Andy or you can make your own performance with top-quality backing tracks. Andy Firth is not only one of the world's finest clarinet and saxophone players, but is also a gifted composer and dedicated educator. He is equally at home in popular and classical music and has performed with many of the world's leading jazz and blues musicians including B.B. King, Wynton Marsalis, the Kenny Ball Jazz Band as well with chamber ensembles and symphony orchestras. In 2006 he was named Australia's Jazz Instrumentalist Performer of the Year. Book 1 - easy to intermediate level.