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12 Texas All-State Clarinet Resources: Rose 32 Etudes, 40 Studies and More!

As previously posted, this year’s Texas TMEA all-state etudes for soprano and low clarinets (and ATSSB soprano clarinets) are from Artistic Studies, Book 1 – From the French School, edited by David Hite. This is the same etude book that was used for last year’s … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s All-State Preparation Outline!

Below is an outline I use in preparing my annual ClarinetMike Texas All-State Clarinet Clinic. Be sure to check out my recent post, 10 All-State Practice Tips! Look for more All-State help from ClarinetMike in coming weeks! ClarinetMike’s All-State Preparation Outline … Continue reading

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10 All-State Practice Tips!

Here are 10 general practice tips for preparing the All-State audition etudes (or any music). More All-State help coming soon from ClarinetMike! Go Slow. Load correct information only! Go slow and learn the rhythm and notes correctly the first time and every time. … Continue reading

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TEXAS TMEA All-State Clarinet Audition Etudes 2017-2018 for Soprano and Low Clarinets Now Posted!

Yesterday, the official audition materials for the Texas TMEA All-State Band for 2017-2018 were posted at TMEA.org. The materials for all band instruments (including soprano and low clarinets) are available HERE.  BELOW I have posted screenshots from the official TMEA.org website that … 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: “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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ClarinetMike’s Clarinet Teacher Tips: The Rhy-No Practice Technique

The Rhy-No Practice Technique Phyllis: “ClarinetMike! The All-State Music is hard! I don’t know how to work on it!” ClarinetMike: “Don’t panic Phyllis. Just spend quality time with the Practice Rhy-No.” One of the most important things that a music teacher needs … Continue reading

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