Monthly Archives: February 2013

ClarinetMike’s 101 Clarinet Tips: #3 Ligature and Reed Placement

#3 Ligature and Reed Placement.  Clarinet (and saxophone) sound is all about reed vibration. The more and better it vibrates, the better the sound. (In fact, embouchure’s purpose is to create a good place for the reed to vibrate -but … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s 101 Clarinet Tips: #2 Fingerings for F# and Eb

Fingerings for F# & Eb. I want to focus on two common fingerings that are taught to beginning clarinetists and make some suggestions. First space F#/Gb.  Beginners are often taught to play this note in a chromatic scale with thumb and … Continue reading

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Go to Conferences!

Next week I am off to San Antonio, Texas to attend TMEA, the Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention. Over the years, attending clarinet and other music conferences have made a real difference in my career. The networking, recitals, master classes, … Continue reading

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