Monthly Archives: March 2011

Practice Tip: ADD BOLD DYNAMICS!

Many, if not most, of the things we work on in our practicing take a lot of time and work just to get a little  better. Examples of this include relaxation, articulation, embouchure, etc. However,  there are a few things … Continue reading

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ClarinetFest® 2012 Call for Proposals & Clarinet Enthusiasts

Below is an email I recently received from the ICA (International Clarinet Association). Dear ICA Member, The Call for Proposals announcements for the ClarinetFest® in Lincoln, Nebraska, August 1-5, 2012 were inadvertently excluded from the March issue of The Clarinet, so … Continue reading

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And The Winners Are…

Jen Jensen and Beth Custer. They both win clarinet CD’s! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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New Clarinet and CD Work Free Download

Here’s the sheet music and CD accompaniment for a work I performed last summer at the ClarinetFest in Austin, Texas: Summer Sunrise on the Mississippi for Bb Clarinet and CD by Robert Fruehwald Audio clip: http://clarinetmike.com/media_audio.html Notes, sheet music, and CD … Continue reading

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My Equipment

One of the most common questions in the clarinet (and saxophone) world is “What’s your set up?” So, fyi, here’s what I play on: Bb Clarinet: Buffet R 13 (circa 1976); Vandoren M13 Lyre mouthpiece; Vandoren V12 3.5 reeds; BG … Continue reading

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Video Master Classes: Philippe Cuper, Karl Leister, Mark Nuccio, & John Yeh

I came across  this website yesterday as I was looking at The Clarinet BBoard,  http://www.pickstaiger.org/search/node/master%20class%20clarinet It features clarinet video master classes by Philippe Cuper, Karl Leister, Mark Nuccio, and John Yeh at Northwestern University.

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Clarinet Academy of the South

Here’s an opportunity for clarinet study from D. Ray McClellan: Clarinet Academy of the South is a five day series of clarinet master classes with Robert DiLutis and D. Ray McClellan. Admission is open to college-age clarinetists, professionals, teachers and a … Continue reading

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