Tag Archives: Practice Tips

Upgrade Your Clarinet Sound FAST With This Easy and Powerful Technique: Clarinet Sound Projection!

ClarinetMike says “Below is one of the best and easiest tricks I know. Check it out!” Clarinet Sound Projection by Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” “Andy! Pretend I’m on the back row of the hall and I’m half-deaf from going to … Continue reading

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IMPROVE CLARINET ARTICULATION WITH THIS HACK! Check Out ClarinetMike’s Basic Tonguing Exercise a.k.a. “Betty”

One of the most important (and tricky) aspects of playing the clarinet is tonguing. Below is a repost of an articulation exercise I’ve found very helpful in my students and my own playing. When working on Betty, don’t forget to use … Continue reading

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5 MORE Steps to Great Clarinet Tone: The 5 E-Tips for E-Lips Clarinet Embouchure Tips!

I recently posted my 5-C Clarinet Embouchure (CLICK HERE) having made a few small revisions to it that I put into my clinic handouts for some upcoming clarinet clinics. FYI, an Easy-To-Print-PDF of all my clarinet clinic handouts (including 5-C Embouchure and … Continue reading

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

Hey! I just made a few small revisions to my 5-C Clarinet Embouchure (see below) that I put into my clinic handouts for some upcoming clarinet clinics. FYI, an Easy-To-Print-PDF of all my clarinet clinic handouts (including 5-C Embouchure) is available … Continue reading

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GREAT POSTURE RULES: Don’t Lean Over Too Much!

Over the years, I’ve noticed that many students (and pros!) lean over too much when playing the clarinet (or saxophone!). Of course, it is very true that each person has their own unique way of relating to the clarinet based … Continue reading

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BECOME A MONSTER CLARINETIST! Check Out ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Practice Routine in Vandoren’s The WAVE

Become a monster clarinetist by practicing like a monster clarinetist: Lots and lots of organized practice that addresses basics, scales, arpeggios, sight-reading, etudes, solos, excerpts, etc. with tons of SLOW CAREFUL PRACTICE! Vandoren has reprinted my Clarinet Practice Routine in a compendium … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: “Feed The Rhy-No!”

It was a dark and stormy night and I was practicing Robert Fruehwald’s Andy and Me for an upcoming recital. I was getting sleepy, so I went over to my nearby couch and took a nap. I had the most amazing dream. In … Continue reading

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