Monthly Archives: July 2013

ClarinetMike’s 101 Clarinet Tips: #13 Habits!

When I was a kid, I played little league baseball. While fielding a position, my coaches taught me to keep my right thumb between my first two fingers when the pitcher started to make his pitch. This way, if a ball … Continue reading

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Texas All-State Clarinet Audition Music Preparation Help

[IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please check out my NEW All-State Preparation Kit. The kit features all the information below plus lots more help on the all-state music!] [Note: This is a slightly revised version of my blog post from October 12, 2012.] … Continue reading

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Texas 2013-2014 All-State Audition Music for Soprano and Low Clarinets

Yesterday, the official audition materials for the Texas 2013-2014 All-State Band Auditions were posted at TMEA.org. [I now live and teach in Texas.] The materials for all band instruments (including soprano and low clarinets) are available HERE.  Also, below is the … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s 101 Clarinet Tips: #12 Use Folders!

A number of years ago I was listening to a teaching tape as I was driving. The teacher wandered off his subject and gave a fantastic tidbit of advice: Use File Folders to Organize your Life! Ever since, I’ve used … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s 101 Clarinet Tips: #11 Get Connected!

ClarinetMike’s 101 Clarinet Tips: #11 Get Connected! We are very fortunate to have several excellent organizations related to clarinet (and saxophone) performance and instruction. Each of these groups has conferences, journals, newsletters, websites, Facebook pages,  etc. that provide fantastic opportunities for musical … Continue reading

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