Monthly Archives: September 2016

ClarinetMike’s Texas TMEA All-State Clarinet Clinic 2016-17: Soprano Clarinet Etude No. 2, “The Slow Etude”

Below are my complete clinic notes on Etude No. 2, “The Slow Etude,” from this year’s Texas TMEA All-State Soprano Clarinet Etudes. Watch for my notes on Etudes 1 and 3 coming soon! Check out my previous posts on the all-state etudes: CLICK HERE. ClarinetMike’s … Continue reading

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ClarinetFest 2017 Orlando, Florida: Proposal Deadline is September 30th, 2016

ClarinetFest 2017 will be July 26-30, 2017 at the beautiful DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton at the entrance to the Universal Orlando theme park in Orlando, Florida!  Check out the below information from the International Clarinet Association on applying to perform or … Continue reading

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10 All-State Practice Tips!

Here are 10 general practice tips for preparing the All-State audition etudes (or any music). More All-State help coming soon from ClarinetMike! Go Slow. Load correct information only! Go slow and learn the rhythm and notes correctly the first time and every time. … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: 5 Embouchure Tips “The E-Tips for E-Lips”

I recently posted my Single Lip-Double Lip (aka 5-C) clarinet embouchure on this blog (CLICK HERE). Below are 5 related embouchure tips that I strongly suggest using with it. In addition to working GREAT with the Single Lip-Double Lip embouchure, I also think … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: Great Embouchure = Great Clarinetists! The Single Lip-Double Lip Embouchure

ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: Great Embouchure = Great Clarinetists! The Single Lip-Double Lip Embouchure “Single-Lip-Double Lip” is the term I use to describe the embouchure I perform with and teach (also known as “5-C“ Embouchure). The embouchure was developed over a number of years based … Continue reading

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Skype Clarinet Lessons with ClarinetMike Now Available!

Skype. I am currently accepting new students in my clarinet studio for live video lessons over Skype. I will also accept a limited number of saxophone students, especially doublers. Let me help you strive for genuine excellence as a clarinetist and prepare you for … Continue reading

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