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7 Ways to Upgrade Your Clarinet Playing This Summer!

“Championships are won in the off-season.” The above is true in the music world as in the sports world.  Summer is when our clarinet playing can make major strides and thus enable us to perform well in the fall at … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Performance Anxiety Tips

Auditions! Music Juries! Finals! One of the most common questions I get in lessons, master classes, clinics, etc. is how to deal with the normal stress of performing. Therefore, I’ve decided to repost some common-sense tips on dealing with performance anxiety. Further help on coping … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Texas All-State Clarinet Clinic: Preparation Guide

The Texas TMEA All-State Audition music has been posted – CLICK HERE. Also, the Texas ATSSB audition materials are available HERE. The guide below is from my Texas All-State Clarinet Clinic Lecture Notes. Look for more All-State help from ClarinetMike in … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Texas All-State Clarinet Clinic: Preparation Guide

[NOTE: Below is a slightly revised version of a previous blog post. This guide is from my Texas All-State Clarinet Clinic Lecture Notes. Look for more All-State help from ClarinetMike in coming weeks!] ClarinetMike’s Texas All-State Clarinet Clinic: Preparation Guide Dr. … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Texas All-State Low Clarinet Clinic: Lecture Notes 2013-2014

ClarinetMike’s Texas All-State Low Clarinet Clinic: Lecture Notes 2013-2014 Below are the lecture notes I am using this fall in my All-State Clarinet Clinics for bass clarinet, contra clarinets, etc. in high schools. For my Soprano Clarinet Notes, go HERE. NOTE: I … Continue reading

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All-State Audition Help – Performance Anxiety

A number of you are busy (or have students) preparing music for all-region/all-state competitions, music juries, etc. One of the common questions I get when I give a master class, teach a lesson, etc. is how to successfully deal with the normal … Continue reading

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