Monthly Archives: May 2011

ClarinetFest 2011 June 1 Deadlines

FYI, there are a couple of ClarinetFest 2011 deadlines that occur tomorrow, June 1: Early General Registration (including full-time students) is on or before June 1, http://clarinet.org/clarinetFest2011-registration.asp. Deadline for purchase of tickets for Hollywood Bowl clarinet concert (on Thursday night of ClarinetFest 2011) … Continue reading

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Join the New NACWPI Facebook Page

FYI, the old NACWPI Facebook page will be closed soon. Please become a member of our NEW NACWPI Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_218704771487225 Also, check out the cool new NACWPI logo on the left! (Also, if you have your own  Facebook group, … Continue reading

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Practice Tip: Get a Temperature/Humidity Gauge

Go to Walmart (or equivalent) and buy an inexpensive, small, and portable temperature gauge that shows room temperature and humidity. Use it in the practice room, rehearsal room, concert hall, hotel room on the road, etc. I have found that … Continue reading

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Copland Clarinet Concerto – Benny Goodman, clarinet with Copland conducting

Thanks to my buddy Tim Phillips for finding this: Concerto for Clarinet by Aaron Copland Benny Goodman, clarinet Aaron Copland conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1za5qebqqo&NR=1 Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1XEYODmy0A&NR=1

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Private Lesson Pedagogy: “Five Steps to Teaching”

As many of you know, I’m a huge fan of the late great John Wooden.  One of the myriad of things I learned from him by reading his books, etc. is his “Four Laws of Learning.” “The four laws of … Continue reading

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“Play Like You are First Chair”

I have noticed that it is sometimes difficult to get across to a student how to project their sound well when playing a solo for a studio class, jury, recital, etc. (I have previously posted on sound projection on this … Continue reading

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New Khachaturian Clip on Clarinetmike.com – Read the Story

Finally got permission to post an additional audio clip on my website.  The clip is a live version of movement III of Khachaturian’s Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano, http://clarinetmike.com/media_audio.html. As some of you know, Khachaturian’s music is a copyright mess. … Continue reading

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