Lecture Notes for ClarinetMike Presentation at Texas Clarinet Colloquium 2017!

ClarinetMike says, "come to my presentation at the FREE Clarinet Colloquium. What a Deal!"

ClarinetMike says, “Come to my presentation at the FREE Clarinet Colloquium. It’ll be FUN!”

Below are the Lecture Notes for my presentation on the upcoming Texas Clarinet Colloquium 2017 at Texas A&M University-Commerce on Saturday, February 18, 2017. (An easy-to-print PDF of the my Lecture Notes is available HERE.)   My presentation on music preparation and performance will be at 1 pm.

GO FOR IT! Master Class and Workshop on Music Preparation and Performance
Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike”
“Building Great Clarinetists”
BG France Performing Artist
Clarinet Performing, Teaching and Consulting
clarinetmiketexas@yahoo.com * 682-888-7639
clarinetmike.com * clarinetmike.wordpress.com

Description: Michael Dean will work with master class participants on upgrading their music preparation and performance. Topics covered will include practice techniques, performance anxiety, practice routine, basics and scales, and more! This is a “How to Do It” workshop geared toward high school and junior high school students and teachers; however, the information will be useful to all.  All attendees are encouraged to bring their clarinets to the class

I. Intro
A. It’s All About Music – So, How Can I Help My Students Play Music Better?
1. Basics (ARTC, A = Think = How to Prepare Music, etc.)
2. Style (Esp. Romantic Period)

B. Key Concept: Loading/Unloading [Frank R. Wilson]
1. Illustrations: Shoelaces, Brushing Teeth, Dynamics, “Performance Tone”
2. Two Applications of Loading/Unloading
a. “The quality of the Unloading is based on the quality of the Loading.”
*** “Load only accurate information.”***
b. “Perform as much as possible from the Unloading Area.”
*** “Go For It”– “Make MUSIC!”***

II. Practice Routine
A. Basics (ARTC)
B. Scales
C. Music

III. Practice Techniques (with Demo)
A. Rhythm-Notes or Rhy-No
B. “Feed The Rhy-No!”
C. The Fast Way! (works great inside of Rhy-No)
D. Double Articulation (same)
E. Count Aloud
F. Note Grouping
G. Air Thru The Notes

IV. Performance Anxiety
A. Common Sense: Bananas, Sleep/Exercise/Diet, Check Clothes, Do IT!

V. Questions and Answers (formal and informal)

VI. Further Resources: ClarinetMike Blog, ClarinetMike.com, Call, Text or Email Me, etc.

About ClarinetMike

American Clarinetist Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” performs and teaches internationally and across the USA to consistent praise such as, “world-class clarinetist and pedagogue,” “consummate performer,” “inspirational,” “outstanding teacher,” “super,” “brilliant performer,” and “one of the best clinicians I have ever seen.” Dr. Dean’s career is headlined by appearances at Carnegie Hall, ClarinetFest, NACWPI, Royal Northern College of Music, and Eastman School of Music, with recent recitals and master classes in Italy, Spain, Canada, Michigan, Ohio, Kansas, Iowa, Louisiana, and Texas. He recently returned for a fourth summer to the beautiful Italian Alps of Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at the international Orfeo Music Festival. He is featured on 6 commercial CD’s including his soon-to-be-released new CD, Postcards from Silver Lake. He is also prominent on New Media, such as YouTube. He was clarinetist with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra for 11 years and he’s also performed with the Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Southeast Chamber Players, Red Mesa Trio, and Duo 35. He has given more than 500 master classes, clinics and performances at universities, conservatories, conferences, festivals, high schools, junior high schools, and a diverse array of venues. As “ClarinetMike,” he writes for his noted and widely-read ClarinetMike Blog – viewed in 150 countries on 6 continents, clarinetmike.wordpress.com. His blog is the #1 clarinet blog on the Internet according to Google Search and a recent ranking on Feedspot. His articles also appear in professional journals such as the Southwestern Musician, The Bandmasters’ Review, WINDPLAYER, and NACWPI Journal. He is a past president and former officer on the National Board of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI). After a successful 20 years of teaching clarinet at the university level, he relocated to his native Texas due to family concerns. He is currently an active clarinet and woodwind performer, teacher, clinician, blogger, and consultant based in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Michael Dean studied clarinet performance at Texas Tech University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Colorado at Boulder, and University of Texas at Arlington. His teachers include Robert Walzel, Phil Aaholm, Carol Jessup, Bob Ackerman, and Jess Youngblood. He is a BG France Performing Artist and his professional website is clarinetmike.com. Mike and his family live in Hurst, Texas. His family’s new Golden Retriever, Nimbus, is a relative of Andy.
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