Tag Archives: John Wooden

Little Mistakes Make Big Problems Happen: Bridge Key Alignment!

Little Mistakes Make Big Problems Happen: Bridge Key Alignment! by Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” Recently, I had an excellent student announce that her clarinet wasn’t working properly. After I did an inspection, I noticed that she had not lined up the bridge keys … Continue reading

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The Best Clarinet Fingerings for F# and Eb

The Best Clarinet Fingerings for F# and Eb by Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” Below I discuss two common fingerings that should be taught to beginning (and all) clarinetists. First space F#/Gb.  Beginners are often taught to play this note in a chromatic … Continue reading

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7 MORE Powerful Little Secrets From ClarinetMike!

Back in September, I posted my ClarinetMike’s 5 Powerful Little Secrets! – CLICK HERE. Below is a follow up with some additional little tricks. ClarinetMike says, “Remember the words of John Wooden, ‘Little Things Make Big Things Happen.’” 7 MORE Powerful Little Secrets From … 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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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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ClarinetMike’s 7 Clarinet Tricks For New Clarinet Teachers!

Are you a new clarinet teacher? Well, ClarinetMike is lookin’ out for ya! Below are some tips that well help you produce excellent clarinet students. Be sure to study the information at the suggested links. ClarinetMike’s 7 Clarinet Tricks For … Continue reading

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Supercharge Your Teaching With Powerful Maxims!

A maxim is a short, memorable comment that quickly and concisely communicates an idea or concept.  The use of maxims is a very effective way to teach any subject, including the clarinet. One of my heroes, the legendary basketball coach John … Continue reading

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