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Top 10 Clarinet Things To Do On Summer Break!

Summertime and the livin’ is easy…. I love summer! When I’m wearing shorts, I’m always in a good mood! Below is a follow-up on my recent post, 7 Ways to Improve Your Clarinet Playing This Summer! Top 10 Clarinet Things To Do … Continue reading

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Little Mistakes Make Big Problems Happen: Bridge Key Alignment!

Little Mistakes Make Big Problems Happen: Bridge Key Alignment! by Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” Recently, I had an excellent student announce that her clarinet wasn’t working properly. After I did an inspection, I noticed that she had not lined up the bridge keys … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Improve Your Clarinet Playing This Summer!

7 Ways to Improve Your Clarinet Playing This Summer! by Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” Take Clarinet Lessons. Make sure you have a good teacher who spends time improving your clarinet basics and teaching you how to practice.  Rote-only clarinet teachers are … Continue reading

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The Best Clarinet Fingerings for F# and Eb

The Best Clarinet Fingerings for F# and Eb by Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” Below I discuss two common fingerings that should be taught to beginning (and all) clarinetists. First space F#/Gb.  Beginners are often taught to play this note in a chromatic … Continue reading

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Clarinet Reed and Ligature Placement: Improve Clarinet Tone and Articulation in a Flash!

Clarinet Reed and Ligature Placement: Improve Clarinet Tone and Articulation in a Flash! by Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” Clarinet (and saxophone) sound is all about reed vibration. The more and better the reed vibrates, the better the sound. (In fact, the … Continue reading

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5 MORE Steps to Beautiful Clarinet Tone: The “E-Tips for E-Lips” Clarinet Embouchure Tips!

I recently posted my 5-C Clarinet Embouchure (CLICK HERE). Below are 5 embouchure tips I strongly suggest using with the 5-C Embouchure. In addition to working GREAT with 5-C, I also think these tips will generally work well with pretty much … Continue reading

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Clarinet Embouchure: 5 Steps to Beautiful Clarinet Tone!

ClarinetMike says, “The 5-C Clarinet Embouchure Below Works Great. Check It Out!” Also, my basic ClarinetMike Clarinet Clinic Handouts (including 5-C Embouchure below) are available in an Easy-To-Print-PDF HERE. I give permission to all readers of the ClarinetMike Blog to print, copy … Continue reading

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