Tag Archives: Reeds

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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7 Ways to Improve Clarinet Tone Immediately! (or almost immediately)

ClarinetMike says, “The granddaddy and best of all clarinet tone quick fixes is ‘More Air.’ Here’s 7 more.” 7 Ways to Improve Clarinet Tone Immediately! (or almost immediately) by Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” 1. Show Me Your Reed! I suggest band … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: Improve Your Clarinet Tone with Better Ligature and Reed Placement

ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: Improve Your Clarinet Tone with Better Ligature and Reed Placement Clarinet (and saxophone) sound is all about reed vibration. The more and better the reed vibrates, the better the sound. (In fact, the embouchure’s purpose is to … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: Ligature and Reed Placement

I’m currently reading Pat Williams’ recent book, Coach Wooden’s Greatest Secret: The Power of  Little Things Done Well. The point of the book is that small stuff has a dramatic effect on the success of any given endeavor. Or, as Coach John … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s All-State Preparation Tips: Ligature and Reed Placement

[Below is a slightly revised version of a previous blog post.] I’m currently reading Pat Williams’ recent book, Coach Wooden’s Greatest Secret: The Power of  Little Things Done Well. The point of the book is that small stuff has a dramatic effect … Continue reading

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