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15 Performance Anxiety Tips

All-Region Auditions! Chair Tests! Music Juries! Final Exams! One of the most frequent questions I get in lessons, master classes, clinics, etc. is how to deal with the normal stress of playing in front of people. Therefore, I’ve decided to repost some common … Continue reading

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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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Clarinet Reed and Ligature Placement: Improve Clarinet Tone and Articulation in a Flash!

Clarinet Reed and Ligature Placement: Improve Clarinet Tone and Articulation in a Flash! by Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” Clarinet (and saxophone) sound is all about reed vibration. The more and better the reed vibrates, the better the sound. (In fact, the … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike Blog 7th Anniversary Contest: Subscribe by Email to the Free Blog and WIN A PRIZE!

HISTORY: Early in 2011, Mrs. ClarinetMike said to me, “Hey, you should start a clarinet blog.” And then on March 16, 2011, I posted the following: Welcome to ClarinetMike Blog! Posted on March 16, 2011 by ClarinetMike Hello World! My name is Michael Dean … Continue reading

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JOB SEARCH HELP! ClarinetMike’s “LinkedIn, Lumpy, and Me”

It is Spring Break time here in Texas and I know many of you are looking for a job (or a better one!).  Some of you are soon to be spending lots of quality time at the TMEA Job Vacancy … Continue reading

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SLAY THE AUDITION! Check Out ClarinetMike’s Performing Checklist!

Happy Thanksgiving! I know many of you have all-region auditions, competitions, concerts, hearings, recitals, music juries, etc. in the coming weeks, so I’ve reposted my Performing Checklist below. This is a follow-up to my recent 15 Performing Anxiety Tips – CLICK … Continue reading

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15 Performance Anxiety Tips from ClarinetMike

Auditions! Music Juries! Finals! One of the most frequent questions I get in lessons, master classes, clinics, etc. is how to deal with the normal stress of performing. Therefore, I’ve decided to repost some common sense tips on dealing with performance anxiety. Performance Anxiety … Continue reading

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