How To Practice: Prepare the All-State Music (plus solos, band music, etc.) inside an organized practice routine that addresses basics and scales.
TIP: Don’t feel obligated to hit every single item below every day. Use your creativity and common sense to rotate things around in a routine of Basics, Scales, and Music – this is how I use the routine below in my own practice. However, always work on relaxation, embouchure & voicing, tonguing, chromatic scale, and sight-reading.
Clarinet Power! Practice Routine
Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike”
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Tone (Embouchure & Voicing)
Long Tones (Sound Projection)
Various Exercises (Over The Break, Overtones, High C, High Notes, Legato Fingers, Tuning, Reeds, etc.)
Major & Minor plus Arpeggios
Fully Diminished 7th Chords
Others (Whole-tone, Octatonic (a.k.a. Diminished), related to a work, etc.)
Excerpts (Band, Orchestra, Chamber, etc.)