Monthly Archives: May 2012

My New YouTube Clarinet Video: Piazzolla’s Tango-Etude No. 4

Above is the YouTube video of my performance of Astor Piazzolla’s “Tango Etude No. 4” for solo clarinet at Southeast Missouri Single Reed Day 2012 Concert on Saturday, February 11, 2012 in Shuck Recital Hall, River Campus, Southeast Missouri State University … Continue reading

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Slow Careful Practice = Super Cool Performing!

Now that school is out, it’s time for vacation, rest and PRACTICE!!! [and for me, MOVING!] So, here’s a quick practice tip: Slow Careful Practice = Super Cool Performing! Go SLOW with a metronome with great fundamentals (relaxation, tone, counting, … Continue reading

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International Clarinet Association Officer Election Results

The results of the International Clarinet Association Officer Election have been announced. ClarinetMike says, “Congratulations and thanks to all who serve and have served in the great ICA!” Below is the official email from ICA Past President, Gary Whitman: *************** The … Continue reading

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ClarinetMikeTexas@yahoo.com – My New Email Alias

I’ll soon be losing one of my main emails, mdean@semo.edu, as I am leaving Southeast Missouri State University and moving to Texas – details here. However, I will continue to use my venerable yahoo address: palmtree1999@yahoo.com. FYI, I recently acquired an easy-to-remember alias … Continue reading

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