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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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BECOME A MONSTER CLARINETIST! Check Out ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Practice Routine in Vandoren’s The WAVE

Become a monster clarinetist by practicing like a monster clarinetist: Lots and lots of organized practice that addresses basics, scales, arpeggios, sight-reading, etudes, solos, excerpts, etc. with tons of SLOW CAREFUL PRACTICE! Vandoren has reprinted my Clarinet Practice Routine in a compendium … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: The Rhy-No Practice Technique

The Rhy-No Practice Technique Phyllis: “ClarinetMike! The All-State Music is hard! I don’t know how to work on it!” ClarinetMike: “Don’t panic Phyllis. Just spend quality time with the Practice Rhy-No.” One of the most important things that a music teacher needs … 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 Practice Tips A to Z (Complete Article)

Practice Tips A to Z Complete Article by Dr. Michael Dean [The following is based on a presentation given at the NACWPI National Symposium 2001 at the University of Kansas.] The following are some ideas I have found useful with … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Practice Routine Reprinted in Vandoren’s WAVE E-Newsletter

Follow through on that New Year’s Resolution to practice more! Vandoren has reprinted my Clarinet Practice Routine in a compendium of practice articles in its WAVE E-Newsletter, “8 of Our Favorite Practice Tips to Help Fulfill Your New Year’s Resolution.” Check … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Texas All-State Clarinet Clinic: How To Practice

How To Practice: Prepare the All-State Music inside an organized practice routine that addresses basics and scales. Below is a Practice Routine that I use with my students and in my own practicing. A printable version in PDF is available HERE. … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s 101 Clarinet Tips: #32 STOP and PRACTICE!

ClarinetMike’s 101 Clarinet Tips: #32 STOP and PRACTICE! “When I finish W, X, Y, and Z, I’ll go practice.” Forget it, just go practice NOW. At least, go practice for a half hour, and then work on W. As a … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s All-State Preparation Tips: The Rhy-No Practice Technique

    [Below is a slightly revised version of a previous blog post.]  The Rhy-No Practice Technique Student Phyllis: “Dr. ClarinetMike! The All-State Music is hard! I don’t know how to work on it!” ClarinetMike: “Don’t panic Phyllis. Just spend quality … Continue reading

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Summertime is Practice Time!

  [Below is a slightly modified version of a previous post.] “Summertime and the livin’ is easy.” Summertime is Practice Time! Generally, summer is when we actually have extra time to get some things accomplished. I suggest that one of the … Continue reading

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