Should I care about RSS and what is it?

YES! RSS is a fantastic way to read your favorite clarinet (and other) blogs. I  didn’t know what RSS was until recently when I read about it in a music journal. I read up on RSS on the internet and now I use it to easily read my favorite blogs (music, baseball, etc.) on my Yahoo start page. RSS is super cool and powerful – it is VERY worth your time to check it out!

The following two links explain RSS clearly:

Video (glib and fun):

Web Page:

FYI, this ClarinetMike Blog is available on RSS, too! Just click on the RSS Feed RSS – Posts.

About ClarinetMike

American clarinetist MICHAEL DEAN performs and teaches internationally and across the USA to consistent praise such as "world-class clarinetist and pedagogue," "consummate performer," "inspirational," "outstanding teacher," "super," "brilliant performer," and "one of the best clinicians I have ever seen." His career is headlined by appearances at Carnegie Hall, ClarinetFest, NACWPI, Eastman School of Music, and Royal Northern College of Music with recent recitals and master classes in Italy, Spain, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Louisiana, and Texas. In July, he will return to Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at Orfeo Music Festival 2018. He is featured on 5 commercial CD's and on New Media, such as YouTube. He is currently preparing another new clarinet CD, Postcards from Silver Lake. He's performed with the Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Southeast Chamber Players, Red Mesa Trio, and Duo 35. He performed for 11 years with the Paducah Symphony. His articles appear in journals such as Southwestern Musician, WINDPLAYER, NACWPI Journal and The Bandmasters' Review. As "ClarinetMike," he writes for his widely-read ClarinetMike Blog, in 150 countries on 6 continents. He was recently a tenured Associate Professor of Clarinet for 11 years at Southeast Missouri State University. He returned to his native Texas in 2012 due to family concerns. He is a past president and former National Board officer of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI). Dr. Michael Dean studied clarinet performance at Texas Tech University, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Arlington. His teachers include Robert Walzel, Phil Aaholm, Carol Jessup, Jess Youngblood, Bob Ackerman, and Pam Youngblood. His web page,, features video of his teaching and performing as well as information on his CD's and other publications. He is a BG France Performing Artist.
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5 Responses to Should I care about RSS and what is it?

  1. ericdano says:

    One should also mention Google Reader as a invaluable tool to keep track of RSS feeds. And there are several wonder RSS reader apps out there, such as Reeder for Mac and iOS devices.

  2. ClarinetMike says:

    thanks. i think RSS also works great as part of a start up page like My Yahoo or iGoogle.

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