[Below is a modified version of a post from 2011.]
Summertime as the livin’ is easy…. I love summer! When I’m wearing shorts, I’m always in a good mood! Below are 10 clarinet things to do in the summer – I’m sure you can think of others!
- Take clarinets to the repair shop. Clean out your clarinet case!
- Try a new brand of reeds or some other new piece of equipment.
- Study an orchestral or band work you don’t know (or a solo, etude, etc.)
- Work on Etudes, Sight Reading and Transposition.
- Put in all the fixes your teacher was telling you about last semester.
- Organize your office!
- Call an old friend who used to play clarinet (especially a retired teacher/professor). Go have lunch with him/her.
- Watch old movies (check out TCM) and listen to the music. Learn about the composer.
- Work on Jazz or a style that is new to you.
- Most importantly, take at least a few days off and NOT think about the clarinet – maybe attend a religious or philosophical meeting, get some exercise, read a good book, volunteer to help someone, etc.
ClarinetMike says, “Have a great summer!”