Marching Band Season is over here in Texas (mostly). Kids in Texas and across the USA are turning their attention 100% to all-region/all-state preparation (along with catching up on homework and sleep!). Therefore, I have assembled some previously published ClarinetMike Blog posts that offer help on preparing and performing audition music. ClarinetMike says, “Click on the links below and then GET TO THE PRACTICE ROOM!!!”
ClarinetMike’s All-State Preparation Kit:
10 Ways to Upgrade Your Performance!
by Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike”
Practice Routine: Organize your practice with a plan that addresses basics, scales, arpeggios, sight-reading, music, etc.
Rhy-No Practice Technique: Simple, yet powerful, method for preparing music.
“Feed The Rhy-No!”: An easy way to upgrade Rhy-No Practice to make it even more effective.
The Fast Way: A practice technique that works great by itself or within Rhy-No Practice.
Help on Tonguing: The Basic Tonguing Exercise (BTE or “Betty”) – a very useful exercise on a vital part of clarinet playing.
Tips on Texas TMEA and ATSSB All-State Music
Simple Ways to Upgrade A Performance FAST!
Sound Projection: Big results with just a little extra work!
Ligature and Reed Placement: “Little things make big things happen.”
Perform Music!: Insight on auditions, etc.