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ClarinetMike’s Texas ATSSB All-State Soprano Clarinet Preparation Tips 2018-2019

Below are my complete clinic notes for this year’s ATSSB (Association of Texas Small School Bands) All-State Soprano Clarinet Audition Materials. For official listing of audition materials, click here (Use Year C for 2018-19). ClarinetMike’s Texas ATSSB All-State Clarinet Clinic 2018-2019: … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: “Feed The Rhy-No!”

It was a dark and stormy night and I was practicing Robert Fruehwald’s Andy and Me for an upcoming recital. I was getting sleepy, so I went over to my nearby couch and took a nap. I had the most amazing dream. In … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: The Rhy-No Practice Technique

The Rhy-No Practice Technique Phyllis: “ClarinetMike! The All-State Music is hard! I don’t know how to work on it!” ClarinetMike: “Don’t panic Phyllis. Just spend quality time with the Practice Rhy-No.” One of the most important things that a music teacher needs … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Texas ATSSB All-State Clarinet Clinic 2016-17: Soprano Clarinet Preparation Tips

Below are my complete clinic notes for this year’s ATSSB (Association of Texas Small School Bands) All-State Soprano Clarinet Audition Materials. ClarinetMike’s Texas ATSSB All-State Clarinet Clinic: 2016-17 Soprano Clarinet Preparation Tips Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” “Building Great Clarinetists” BG … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Texas TMEA All-State Clarinet Clinic 2016-17: Soprano Clarinet Etude No. 1, “The Polonaise”

Below are my complete clinic notes on Etude No. 1, “The Polonaise,” from this year’s Texas TMEA All-State Soprano Clarinet Etudes. My notes on Etude No. 2, “The Slow Etude” and Etude No. 3 “The Caprice” are available HERE and HERE. Watch for more … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Texas TMEA All-State Clarinet Clinic 2016-17: Soprano Clarinet Etude No. 3, “The Caprice”

Below are my complete clinic notes on Etude No. 3, “The Caprice,” from this year’s Texas TMEA All-State Soprano Clarinet Etudes. My notes on Etude No. 2, “The Slow Etude,” are available HERE. Watch for my notes on Etude 1 coming soon! ClarinetMike’s … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Texas TMEA All-State Clarinet Clinic 2016-17: Soprano Clarinet Etude No. 2, “The Slow Etude”

Below are my complete clinic notes on Etude No. 2, “The Slow Etude,” from this year’s Texas TMEA All-State Soprano Clarinet Etudes. Watch for my notes on Etudes 1 and 3 coming soon! Check out my previous posts on the all-state etudes: CLICK HERE. ClarinetMike’s … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike Performing on YouTube!

Hey! Noticed recently that CDBaby (or someone?) has put up some new videos of me performing on YouTube. The below video is part of a playlist that includes music from my CD’s, a live performance, and even (mistakenly – but excellent!) … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Performance Anxiety Tips

Below are some common-sense tips on dealing with performance anxiety. They were previously published HERE and HERE. Performance Anxiety Tips by Michael Dean [NOTE: This information is based on the lecture presentation, “Perspectives on Performance Anxiety,” given by the author at the UMEA conference in … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Music Preparation Kit

Here in Texas and across the USA, high school and jr. high school clarinet students are busily preparing audition music for various city, district, region, and state competitions. Also, college and university students are busy getting ready for music juries. … Continue reading

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