Tag Archives: Clarinet embouchure

IMPROVE CLARINET ARTICULATION WITH THIS HACK! Check Out ClarinetMike’s Basic Tonguing Exercise a.k.a. “Betty”

One of the most important (and tricky) aspects of playing the clarinet is tonguing. Below is a repost of an articulation exercise I’ve found very helpful in my students and my own playing. When working on Betty, don’t forget to use … Continue reading

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5 MORE Steps to Great Clarinet Tone: The 5 E-Tips for E-Lips Clarinet Embouchure Tips!

I recently posted my 5-C Clarinet Embouchure (CLICK HERE) having made a few small revisions to it that I put into my clinic handouts for some upcoming clarinet clinics. FYI, an Easy-To-Print-PDF of all my clarinet clinic handouts (including 5-C Embouchure and … Continue reading

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5 Steps to Great Clarinet Tone: The 5-C Clarinet Embouchure

Hey! I just made a few small revisions to my 5-C Clarinet Embouchure (see below) that I put into my clinic handouts for some upcoming clarinet clinics. FYI, an Easy-To-Print-PDF of all my clarinet clinic handouts (including 5-C Embouchure) is available … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: Right Hand Down?

Right Hand Down? It is a well-known band director trick to have clarinetists cover the holes of the lower section to help improve pitch in the throat tones. Is this really a good idea? I think the best answer is “Maybe.” … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: Great Embouchure = Great Clarinetists! The Single Lip-Double Lip Embouchure

ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: Great Embouchure = Great Clarinetists! The Single Lip-Double Lip Embouchure “Single-Lip-Double Lip” is the term I use to describe the embouchure I perform with and teach (also known as “5-C“ Embouchure). The embouchure was developed over a number of years based … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: Five Ways to Improve Clarinet Tone Immediately! (or almost immediately)

ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: Five Ways to Improve Clarinet Tone Immediately! (or almost immediately) 1. Get a Good Reed! Do what it takes to have high quality reeds to practice and perform on. Check out the new reeds from D’Addario and Vandoren: … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: “Single Lip Double Lip” Embouchure

“Single Lip Double Lip” is a new term I’ve thought up to describe the embouchure I use and teach (also known as “5-C“). The embouchure was developed over a number of years based on my study of the important ideas of master single reed … Continue reading

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