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14 All-State Clarinet Resources: Rose 32 Etudes, 40 Studies, Caprices and More!

As in the past, this year’s Texas TMEA All-State audition etudes for soprano and low clarinets (and ATSSB soprano clarinets) are Rose Etudes – Texas uses the David Hite edition, Artistic Studies, Book 1 – From the French School. Other states in the USA … Continue reading

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TEXAS TMEA All-State Clarinet Audition Etudes 2018-2019 for Soprano and Low Clarinets Now Available! PLUS “ClarinetMike’s 5 All-State Practice Tips To Get You Started”

Today, the official audition materials for the Texas TMEA All-State Band for 2018-2019 were posted online. BELOW I have posted screenshots from the official TMEA.org website of the audition materials for soprano and low clarinets.  The materials for all band instruments … Continue reading

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Top 10 Clarinet Things To Do On Summer Break!

Summertime and the livin’ is easy…. I love summer! When I’m wearing shorts, I’m always in a good mood! Below is a follow-up on my recent post, 7 Ways to Improve Your Clarinet Playing This Summer! Top 10 Clarinet Things To Do … Continue reading

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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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7 Ways to Improve Your Clarinet Playing This Summer!

7 Ways to Improve Your Clarinet Playing This Summer! by Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” Take Clarinet Lessons. Make sure you have a good teacher who spends time improving your clarinet basics and teaching you how to practice.  Rote-only clarinet teachers are … 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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Mega Mega Super Cool Summer 2018 Clarinet Events for Dallas-Fort Worth Clarinet Students!

The Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area will be having some fantastic clarinet events for students coming up in June and July! If you know of more, let me know! The camps below are listed in mostly chronological order.   UTA Concert Band Camp, Grades … Continue reading

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