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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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ClarinetMike’s Performance Anxiety Tips

Auditions! Music Juries! Finals! One of the most common 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. Further help on coping … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: Fingerings for F# and Eb

ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: Fingerings for F# and Eb Fingerings for F# and Eb. 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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ClarinetMike’s Performance Anxiety Tips

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

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ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: Habits!

When I was a kid, I played little league baseball. While fielding a position, my coaches taught me to keep my right thumb between my first two fingers when the pitcher started to make his pitch. This way, if a ball … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Sound Projection Article Reprinted in Vandoren’s WAVE E-Newsletter

Vandoren has reprinted my Clarinet Sound Projection article in its WAVE E-Newsletter – Click HERE to read it.

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