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. Below is a list of topics we discussed and a blurb on the Clarineat Podcast, that now also features a blog.
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- How the ClarinetMike blog got started
- Who is the blog for?
- The importance of brevity
- Mike’s performance at ClarinetFest 2016
- New CD Project “Postcards from Silver Lake”
- 10 Clarinet Things to do on Summer Break
- How taking breaks can increase your productivity
- Setting practice limits and “segments”
- Quality over Quantity
- Finding routines that work for you
- The importance of a good embouchure for beginners
- Setting and achieving musical goals through technique
- The difference between “test-takers” and apprentices
- What makes a successful performance?
- How to practice in a way that helps performance
- “Loading” and “Unloading”
- The “ARTC” System
- Approach and Attitude
- Tonguing tips
- Single Lip-Double Lip Embouchure
- The importance of voicing and “air position”
- Equipment isn’t everything, but…
- You need to play on good equipment
- Mike’s criteria for evaluating equipment
- 1. Response
- 2. Tone
- 3. Tuning
- Advice for band teachers looking to upgrade equipment
- Don’t be scared to reach out with questions!
- Don’t buy a “CSO”
- Mike’s recent CD “Mysteries”
ClarinetMike says, “Check out the Podcast!”
Clarineat is a weekly podcast that is followed by clarinetists and others around the world across social media and via email subscription. The show was founded in January 2016 and features interviews with prominent performers, educators, and manufacturers in the clarinet community. The website features product reviews and a blog that is updated regularly. The goal is to provide unique, high-quality content on a regular basis to the clarinet community.
The Clarineat podcast is recorded, hosted, edited and produced by Sean Perrin in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.