Monthly Archives: March 2016

ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: ABC Exercise

The idea of having students recite the alphabet, “ABC’s,” to help embouchure/voicing comes from my research into the amazing ideas of master single reed teacher, Joe Allard (see NOTE below). I’ve experimented with this idea on and off for a number … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: Five Ways to Improve Clarinet Tone Immediately! (or almost immediately)

ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: Five Ways to Improve Clarinet Tone Immediately! (or almost immediately) 1. Get a Good Reed! Do what it takes to have high quality reeds to practice and perform on. Check out the new reeds from D’Addario and Vandoren: … Continue reading

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FIVE! ClarinetMike Blog Celebrates FIVE Years! Enter Contest to Win one of FIVE Free Clarinet CD’s by March 25, 2016!

FIVE years ago today on March 16, 2011 I made my first ClarinetMike Blog post: ******** Welcome to ClarinetMike Blog! Posted on March 16, 2011 by ClarinetMike Hello World! My name is Michael Dean (aka ClarinetMike) and this is my new blog. … Continue reading

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Job Search Help: LinkedIn, Lumpy and Me

It is Spring Break time here in Texas and I know many of you are looking for a job (or a better one!).  Therefore, I am reposting the below. (FYI, I spruced up my own LinkedIn Profile today with a … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: The Basic Tonguing Exercise aka “Betty”

One of the most important (and difficult) aspects of playing the clarinet is tonguing. Below is a slightly revised version of a previous post that has an articulation exercise I’ve found helpful in my students and my own playing. When working … Continue reading

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