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ClarinetMike Teaching Tip: “Play Like You Are First Chair”

ClarinetMike Teaching Tip: “Play Like You Are First Chair” by Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” I have noticed that it is sometimes difficult to get across to a student how to project their sound well when playing a solo for a … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s 7 Rules for Building Great Musicians

Happy New Year! The below 7 teaching rules are based on my own teaching philosophy. I  happily acknowledge the influence of my wonderful teachers, especially my private lesson teachers Jesse Youngblood, Carol Jessup, Philip Aaholm and Robert Walzel. In recent … Continue reading

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7 MORE Powerful Little Secrets From ClarinetMike!

Back in September, I posted my ClarinetMike’s 5 Powerful Little Secrets! – CLICK HERE. Below is a follow up with some additional little tricks. ClarinetMike says, “Remember the words of John Wooden, ‘Little Things Make Big Things Happen.’” 7 MORE Powerful Little Secrets From … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s All-State Preparation Kit: 10 Powerful Resources to Upgrade Your Performance!

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 … Continue reading

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Upcoming Audition? ClarinetMike says, “PERFORM MUSIC!”

Do You Have An Upcoming Audition? Competition? Music Jury?  ClarinetMike Says, “PERFORM MUSIC!” In the preparation for and giving of auditions and such I suggest changing our thinking from “I want to beat people and WIN!” to “I will ‘Go … Continue reading

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The ABC Exercise! This EASY Clarinet Tone Improvement Trick Will Blow Your Mind!

The idea below of having students recite the alphabet, “ABC’s,” to help embouchure and voicing comes from my research into the amazing pedagogy of master single reed teacher, Joe Allard (see NOTE below). I’ve experimented with The ABC Exercise (or ABC) … Continue reading

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Duo 35 Tour 2017! ClarinetMike and Saxophonist Todd Oxford To Give Concerts and Master Classes in Alabama and Texas!

Saxophonist Todd Oxford and I are hitting the road tomorrow for our Duo 35 Tour 2017! We will be giving recitals and master classes in Alabama and Texas, including a recital and presentation at the NACWPI National Conference 2017 at the … Continue reading

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