Monthly Archives: March 2013

ClarinetMike’s 101 Clarinet Tips: #5 Rhy-No Practice

#5 Rhy-No Practice Technique. “That’s enough rehearsal for today. Take the music home and work on it,”  says the frustrated music teacher to the students. Unfortunately, teachers often fail to teach students how to actually practice and prepare music. I … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike Blog Two Year Anniversary! Win a Free Clarinet CD!

To celebrate the two year anniversary of this clarinet blog (and for PR purposes), I’ve decided to have another contest like last year. I will be giving away a free clarinet CD to a couple of randomly chosen winners. To … Continue reading

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NACWPI 2013 Conference: Virginia Commonwealth University, October 18-19, 2013

NACWPI Rolls On! I’m proud to announce that the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI) will hold its national conference, NACWPI 2013, at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, 2013. … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s 101 Clarinet Tips: #4 “Betty”

#4 The Basic Tonguing Exercise – a.k.a. BTE  or “Betty.” Scene: Cyrille, one of ClarinetMike’s fabulous students, is just starting a clarinet lesson. ************ ClarinetMike: “Great to see you today, Cyrille. Let’s work on your tonguing today.” Cyrille: “My tonguing … Continue reading

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