Monthly Archives: October 2016

ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: Fingerings for F# and Eb

ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: Fingerings for F# and Eb Fingerings for F# and Eb. Below I discuss two common fingerings that should be taught to beginning (and all) clarinetists. First space F#/Gb.  Beginners are often taught to play this note in a chromatic … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike in Italy 2017!

NEWS! I’ve accepted an appointment to return as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at the international Orfeo Music Festival in the beautiful Italian Alps in Vipiteno, Italy (Sterzing) next summer, July 6-20, 2017. Please contact me for more information or … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Texas ATSSB All-State Clarinet Clinic 2016-17: Soprano Clarinet Preparation Tips

Below are my complete clinic notes for this year’s ATSSB (Association of Texas Small School Bands) All-State Soprano Clarinet Audition Materials. ClarinetMike’s Texas ATSSB All-State Clarinet Clinic: 2016-17 Soprano Clarinet Preparation Tips Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” “Building Great Clarinetists” BG … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Texas TMEA All-State Clarinet Clinic 2016-17: Soprano Clarinet Etude No. 1, “The Polonaise”

Below are my complete clinic notes on Etude No. 1, “The Polonaise,” from this year’s Texas TMEA All-State Soprano Clarinet Etudes. My notes on Etude No. 2, “The Slow Etude” and Etude No. 3 “The Caprice” are available HERE and HERE. Watch for more … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Texas TMEA All-State Clarinet Clinic 2016-17: Soprano Clarinet Etude No. 3, “The Caprice”

Below are my complete clinic notes on Etude No. 3, “The Caprice,” from this year’s Texas TMEA All-State Soprano Clarinet Etudes. My notes on Etude No. 2, “The Slow Etude,” are available HERE. Watch for my notes on Etude 1 coming soon! ClarinetMike’s … Continue reading

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