Tag Archives: All-State

12 Texas All-State Clarinet Resources: Rose 32 Etudes, 40 Studies and More!

As previously posted, this year’s Texas TMEA all-state etudes for soprano and low clarinets (and ATSSB soprano clarinets) are from Artistic Studies, Book 1 – From the French School, edited by David Hite. This is the same etude book that was used for last year’s … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s All-State Preparation Outline!

Below is an outline I use in preparing my annual ClarinetMike Texas All-State Clarinet Clinic. Be sure to check out my recent post, 10 All-State Practice Tips! Look for more All-State help from ClarinetMike in coming weeks! ClarinetMike’s All-State Preparation Outline … 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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TEXAS TMEA All-State Clarinet Audition Etudes 2017-2018 for Soprano and Low Clarinets Now Posted!

Yesterday, the official audition materials for the Texas TMEA All-State Band for 2017-2018 were posted at TMEA.org. The materials for all band instruments (including soprano and low clarinets) are available HERE.  BELOW I have posted screenshots from the official TMEA.org website that … Continue reading

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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 Performing Checklist

ClarinetMike’s Performing Checklist Below is a checklist based on many years of giving performances and presentations and teaching students to do the same. Every audition, jury, performance, clinic, etc. is different, so focus on the ones below that apply to … 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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