Tag Archives: Texas

5 Steps to Great All-State Preparation [Clinic]

Kids here in Texas are already starting to work on this fall’s ATSSB All-State audition materials. So, below are my 5 Steps to Great All-State Preparation.  The steps below are loaded with information from my ClarinetMike All-State Clarinet Clinics (click … Continue reading

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“Feed The Rhy-No!” [Very Important Update on ClarinetMike’s Rhy-No Practice Technique]

It was a dark and stormy night and I was practicing for some upcoming premieres at the Orfeo Music Festival in Italy this summer. I was getting sleepy, so I went over to my nearby couch to rest and fell … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s “Rhy-No Practice Technique”

ClarinetMike’s “Rhy-No Practice Technique” by Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike” Kirk: “Hey ClarinetMike! The UIL Contest Music is hard! I don’t know how to work on it!” ClarinetMike: “Kirk, don’t panic [or go to red alert]. Just spend quality time with … Continue reading

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6 Ways To Upgrade Your Practice!

I know many of you are practicing feverishly preparing for all-state, university auditions, concerto competitions, concerts, recital hearings, juries, etc. Below are some tips on making the most of your practice sessions. 6 Ways to Upgrade Your Practice! by Dr. … 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’s Texas ATSSB All-State Soprano Clarinet Preparation Tips 2018-2019

Below are my complete clinic notes for this year’s ATSSB (Association of Texas Small School Bands) All-State Soprano Clarinet Audition Materials. For official listing of audition materials, click here (Use Year C for 2018-19). ClarinetMike’s Texas ATSSB All-State Clarinet Clinic 2018-2019: … 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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