Monthly Archives: November 2013

“Clarinet Embouchure: E-Tips for E-Lips” Complete Article Now Available Online

The last few weeks I’ve posted each tip of my article, “Clarinet Embouchure:E-Tips for E-Lips,” separately: Introduction and E-Tip #1 E-Tip #2: Edges E-Tip #3: Eee’s E-Tip #4: Ex E-Tip #5: Eat The tips are now available together in one easy-to-print … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s All-State Preparation Kit

Here in Texas and across the USA, high school clarinet students are busily preparing audition music for various regional and state competitions. Below are several  previously-published ClarinetMike blog posts and some other links that offer help on preparing and performing … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s 101 Clarinet Tips: #19 Clarinet Embouchure, E-Tips for E-Lips 5

Clarinet Embouchure: E-Tips for E-Lips by Dr. Michael Dean E-Tip #5 [This is the fifth of five embouchure tips.  The other tips can be found HERE.] E-Tip #5: Eat. “Use ‘Chewing Muscles’ Up High.” Starting about High E (third ledger … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s 101 Clarinet Tips: #18 Clarinet Embouchure, E-Tips for E-Lips 4

Clarinet Embouchure: E-Tips for E-Lips by Dr. Michael Dean E-Tip #4 [This is the fourth of five embouchure tips.  The other tips can be found under “Recent Posts” to the right under my picture.] E-Tip #4: Ex. “Say syllable ‘Ex’” … Continue reading

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Excellent Review of my New Clarinet CD, Mysteries!

My new CD, Mysteries, has just been reviewed! Check it out HERE.

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ClarinetMike’s 101 Clarinet Tips: #17 Clarinet Embouchure, E-Tips for E-Lips 3

Clarinet Embouchure: E-Tips for E-Lips by Dr. Michael Dean E-Tip #3 [This is the third of five embouchure tips. The Introduction/Tip #1 can be found HERE and Tip #2 HERE.] E-Tip #3: Eee’s. “Use ‘Eee’ Syllables.”  I’ve found it very helpful to voice these … Continue reading

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NEWS! ClarinetMike Invited to Perform at ClarinetFest 2014!!

Great news! I found out yesterday that my proposal to perform at the BIG International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest 2014 next summer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana was accepted! I’m very honored – the ICA received over 200 applications to perform and … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s 101 Clarinet Tips: #16 Clarinet Embouchure, E-Tips for E-Lips 2

Clarinet Embouchure: E-Tips for E-Lips by Dr. Michael Dean E-Tip #2 [This is the second of five embouchure tips. The Introduction and Tip #1 can be found HERE.] E-Tip #2: Edges. “Don’t Pinch the Edges of the Reed.” Be sure … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s 101 Clarinet Tips: #15 Clarinet Embouchure, E-Tips for E-Lips 1

Clarinet Embouchure: E-Tips for E-Lips by Dr. Michael Dean Introduction and E-Tip #1 [The following embouchure tips have been heavily influenced by the ideas of master single reed teacher Joe Allard. The reader is especially directed to Debra McKim’s important … Continue reading

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Follow Up: Harry Sparnaay Book Now Available in Digital and Spanish

Recently, I received the below email from noted bass clarinetist Harry Sparnaay concerning his book. Two years ago I mentioned this book in a blog post – read it HERE. Dear clarinetists, In spite of the fact that I’m from … Continue reading

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