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ClarinetMike’s All-State Preparation Kit: 10 Ways 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 … Continue reading

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Upcoming Audition? ClarinetMike says, “PERFORM MUSIC!”

Do You Have An Upcoming All-Region Audition? Music Jury? University Entrance Audition? Concerto Competition? 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 … Continue reading

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“E-Tips for E-Lips” Clarinet Embouchure Tips!

I recently posted my 5-C Clarinet Embouchure click here. Below are 5 embouchure tips I strongly suggest using with the 5-C Embouchure. In addition to working GREAT with 5-C, I think these tips will generally work well with pretty much … Continue reading

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5-C Clarinet Embouchure: 5 Steps to Great Clarinet Tone!

ClarinetMike says, “The 5-C Clarinet Embouchure Below Works Great. Check It Out!” 5-C Clarinet Embouchure Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” “Building Great Clarinetists” Clarinet Performing, Teaching and Consulting Hurst, Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Texas USA BG France Performing Artist clarinetmiketexas@yahoo.com * 682-888-7639 clarinetmike.com * clarinetmike.wordpress.com … Continue reading

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Etude No. 3 “The Caprice” Preparation Tips: ClarinetMike’s 2018-2019 Texas TMEA All-State Soprano Clarinet Clinic

Below are my complete clinic notes on Etude No. 3 “The Caprice” from this year’s Texas TMEA All-State Soprano Clarinet Etudes. Click here to view my recently-posted notes on Etude No. 1 and here for notes on Etude No. 2 “The Slow Etude.” Check out my … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike Tip on “Going Over The Break”

Teachers of beginning clarinet students should not teach “Going Over The Break” using the right hand down short cut.  The only exception to this is when a student is having real trouble and “freaking out.” Then, for a very, very … Continue reading

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Etude No. 1 Preparation Tips: ClarinetMike’s 2018-2019 Texas TMEA All-State Soprano Clarinet Clinic

Below are my complete clinic notes on Etude No. 1 from this year’s Texas TMEA All-State Soprano Clarinet Etudes. Click HERE to view my recently-posted notes on Etude No. 2 “The Slow Etude.” Watch for my notes on Etude 3 coming soon! Check … Continue reading

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