Tag Archives: Band

10 Practice Tips for Preparing All-State, Solos, and Everything!

Here are 10 general practice tips for preparing the All-State etudes, solos, or any music. Hey Teachers! I have marked a few spots, [BAD PEDAGOGY], to indicated opportunities for teachers to correct and upgrade their instruction. Watch for MORE All-State help … Continue reading

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14 All-State Clarinet Resources: Rose 32 Etudes, 40 Studies, Caprices and More!

As in the past, this year’s Texas TMEA All-State audition etudes for soprano and low clarinets (and ATSSB soprano clarinets) are Rose Etudes – Texas uses the David Hite edition, Artistic Studies, Book 1 – From the French School. Other states in the USA … Continue reading

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5 Step All-State Preparation Outline [Clinic]

The All-State Preparation Outline below is loaded with information from my ClarinetMike All-State Clarinet Clinics (click here).  Included in the outline is a template I use in preparing my annual Complete Clinic Notes on the all-state etudes. Look for more … Continue reading

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TEXAS TMEA All-State Clarinet Audition Etudes 2018-2019 for Soprano and Low Clarinets Now Available! PLUS “ClarinetMike’s 5 All-State Practice Tips To Get You Started”

Today, the official audition materials for the Texas TMEA All-State Band for 2018-2019 were posted online. BELOW I have posted screenshots from the official TMEA.org website of the audition materials for soprano and low clarinets.  The materials for all band instruments … Continue reading

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JOB SEARCH HELP! ClarinetMike’s “LinkedIn, Lumpy, and Me”

It is Spring Break time here in Texas and I know many of you are looking for a job (or a better one!).  Some of you are soon to be spending lots of quality time at the TMEA Job Vacancy … Continue reading

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7 Sight-Reading Tips From ClarinetMike

The tips and related quotes below are from one of my ClarinetMike Clinics (CLICK HERE). 7 Sight-Reading Tips From ClarinetMike by Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” Sight-Read. “Just Do It!” The best way to learn to read at sight is to … 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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