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ClarinetMike’s All-State Preparation Kit: 10 Powerful Resources to Upgrade Your Performance!

Marching Band Season is over here in Texas (mostly). Kids in Texas and across the USA are turning their attention 100% to all-region/all-state preparation (along with catching up on homework and sleep!). Therefore, I have assembled some previously-published ClarinetMike Blog posts … Continue reading

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Upcoming Audition? ClarinetMike says, “PERFORM MUSIC!”

Do You Have An Upcoming Audition? Competition? Music Jury?  ClarinetMike Says, “PERFORM MUSIC!” In the preparation for and giving of auditions and such I suggest changing our thinking from “I want to beat people and WIN!” to “I will ‘Go … Continue reading

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The ABC Exercise! This EASY Clarinet Tone Improvement Trick Will Blow Your Mind!

The idea below of having students recite the alphabet, “ABC’s,” to help embouchure and voicing comes from my research into the amazing pedagogy of master single reed teacher, Joe Allard (see NOTE below). I’ve experimented with The ABC Exercise (or ABC) … Continue reading

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Duo 35 Tour 2017! ClarinetMike and Saxophonist Todd Oxford To Give Concerts and Master Classes in Alabama and Texas!

Saxophonist Todd Oxford and I are hitting the road tomorrow for our Duo 35 Tour 2017! We will be giving recitals and master classes in Alabama and Texas, including a recital and presentation at the NACWPI National Conference 2017 at the … Continue reading

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Etude No. 3 “The Sextuplet Etude” Preparation Tips: ClarinetMike’s 2017-2018 Texas TMEA All-State Soprano Clarinet Clinic

Below are my complete clinic notes on Etude No. 3 “The Sextuplet Etude” from this year’s Texas TMEA All-State Soprano Clarinet Etudes. My notes on Etude No. 1 “The 6/8 One” are available HERE. My notes on Etude No. 2 “The Slow Etude,” … Continue reading

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Etude No. 1 “The 6/8 One” Preparation Tips: ClarinetMike’s 2017-2018 Texas TMEA All-State Soprano Clarinet Clinic

Below are my complete clinic notes on Etude No. 1, “The 6/8 One,” 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 3 coming soon! Check … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s 5 Powerful Little Secrets!

Below are 5 valuable small items that I always carry in my clarinet case. ClarinetMike says, “Remember the words of John Wooden, ‘Little Things Make Big Things Happen.’” ClarinetMike’s 5 Powerful Little Secrets! by Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” Darker Lead … Continue reading

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