Monthly Archives: August 2016

ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: Improve Your Clarinet Tone with Better Ligature and Reed Placement

ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: Improve Your Clarinet Tone with Better Ligature and Reed Placement Clarinet (and saxophone) sound is all about reed vibration. The more and better the reed vibrates, the better the sound. (In fact, the embouchure’s purpose is to … Continue reading

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Hear ClarinetMike Discuss Clarinet Performing and Pedagogy on Clarineat Podcast!

Hear ClarinetMike Discuss Clarinet Performing and Pedagogy on Clarineat Podcast! Earlier this summer I had a great time being interviewed by Sean Perrin for his noted clarinet podcast, Clarineat. We touched on a number of subjects related to clarinet performing and teaching. … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: “Line up exactly the upper and lower bridge keys.”

ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: “Line up exactly the upper and lower bridge keys.” A couple of years ago, I had a student announce in a lesson that her clarinet wasn’t working properly. After I did an inspection, I noticed that she had not … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: Posture Video

In the above video I discuss two simple performing adjustments: 1.  Don’t perform with clarinet bell right under the music stand. Take a step back. 2. Stand (or sit) up straighter and have the clarinet come to you. DO NOT go … Continue reading

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