Tag Archives: Clarinet Practice

GREAT POSTURE RULES: Don’t Lean Over Too Much!

Over the years, I’ve noticed that many students (and pros!) lean over too much when playing the clarinet (or saxophone!). Of course, it is very true that each person has their own unique way of relating to the clarinet based … Continue reading

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BECOME A MONSTER CLARINETIST! Check Out ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Practice Routine in Vandoren’s The WAVE

Become a monster clarinetist by practicing like a monster clarinetist: Lots and lots of organized practice that addresses basics, scales, arpeggios, sight-reading, etudes, solos, excerpts, etc. with tons of SLOW CAREFUL PRACTICE! Vandoren has reprinted my Clarinet Practice Routine in a compendium … 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 Practice Routine Reprinted in Vandoren’s WAVE E-Newsletter

Follow through on that New Year’s Resolution to practice more! Vandoren has reprinted my Clarinet Practice Routine in a compendium of practice articles in its WAVE E-Newsletter, “8 of Our Favorite Practice Tips to Help Fulfill Your New Year’s Resolution.” Check … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s 101 Clarinet Tips: #32 STOP and PRACTICE!

ClarinetMike’s 101 Clarinet Tips: #32 STOP and PRACTICE! “When I finish W, X, Y, and Z, I’ll go practice.” Forget it, just go practice NOW. At least, go practice for a half hour, and then work on W. As a … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike Blog 2014 Annual Report

ClarinetMike says, “HAPPY NEW YEAR! Thanks so much for reading my blog in 2014! I’ll see you in 2015!” ClarinetMike Blog 2014 Annual Report prepared by the nice folks at WordPress.com. Summary of 2014: 40 new posts about 21,000 views (8,000 outside the … Continue reading

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