Tag Archives: Clarinet tips

7 Time Management Tips: Coronavirus “Stay-At-Home” Edition

With all the “Stay-At-Home” orders due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, many have found themselves saying, “I have loads of time, but can’t get anything done!” So, I rewrote some of my time management tips with adjustments for our current situation. … Continue reading

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7 MORE Performing Secrets from ClarinetMike!

This is a follow up to my recent ClarinetMike Blog post, ClarinetMike’s 10 Little Secrets! 7 MORE Performing Secrets from ClarinetMike! by Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” Number Measures At The Left Margin On Your Music. Don’t number every measure – it’s too … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s 10 Little Secrets!

Below are 10 small items I carry in my clarinet case. ClarinetMike says, “Remember the words of Coach John Wooden, ‘Little Things Make Big Things Happen.’” ClarinetMike’s 10 Little Secrets! by Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” Darker Lead Pencil. I always try … Continue reading

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Improve Clarinet Articulation: ClarinetMike’s Basic Tonguing Exercise

One of the most important (and tricky) aspects of playing the clarinet is tonguing. Below is an articulation exercise that I’ve found very helpful with my students and in my own playing. Also, below is something extra: a new ClarinetMike … Continue reading

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Extra Time Management Tip!

I recently posted 10 Time Management Tips on my ClarinetMike Blog. The third tip is: Learn how to quickly (and courteously) get rid of unexpected visitors when they drop by your practice room or office to just “chat.” A few years ago, … Continue reading

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10 Time Management Tips

The days between Thanksgiving and Christmas are often a super busy time for musicians (and everyone!). Therefore, I offer the following 10 Time Management Tips – with a few NEW updates – from an article I published in the NACWPI … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike Master Class Video: Posture!

  I discuss two simple posture adjustments in the above master class video (recorded at Florida State University): 1.  Don’t perform with the clarinet bell right under the music stand. Take a step back. 2. Stand (or sit) up straighter … Continue reading

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