How To Practice: Prepare the All-State Music inside an organized practice routine that addresses basics and scales.
Below is a Practice Routine that I use with my students and in my own practicing. A printable version in PDF is available HERE. (Also, check out my recent post, ClarinetMike’s Texas All-State Clarinet Clinic: Preparation Guide.)
NOTE: Don’t feel obligated to hit EVERY single item below every day. Use your common sense to rotate things around in a routine of Basics, Scales, and Music.
Clarinet Practice Routine
Dr. Michael Dean
Tone (Emb. & Voicing/Articulation)
Long Tones (Sound Projection)
Various Exercises (Over The Break, Overtones, High C, High Notes, Legato Fingers, Tuning, Reeds, etc.)
Major & Minor plus Arpeggios
Fully Diminished 7th Chords
Others (Whole-tone, Octatonic (a.k.a. Diminished), related to a work, etc.)
Excerpts (Band, Orchestra, Chamber, etc.)