As clarinetists we often have to conquer difficult musical passages that have a lot of fast notes. This can seem like a daunting task but with determination, a plan, regular practice, and the right approach any passage can sound effortless. Here are some tips to mastering technically challenging music: The first course of action is … Continue reading How to conquer technically difficult passages
No one ever seems to have a lot of time to practice, so it is essential to be as effective as possible to get the most done in the shortest amount of time. Each practice session should include time on fundamental technique, etudes, and repertoire. The fundamentals of playing clarinet include: Long tones Scales and … Continue reading How to Practice Effectively
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Thewoodwindmethod.com hosted by D’Addario is a great resource for clarinetists. This blog covers a variety of topics relate to playing the clarinet. Browse through for the latest developments in clarinet equipment and tips on practicing, reeds, and improving your playing.
The difference between a good and a bad reed can make or break a performance. Also a good reed can help you progress confidently while a bad reed can hold you back. Therefore, it’s important to take great care when selecting reeds. Frequently, I ask students about their reed selection process and they explain that … Continue reading Life is too Short to Play on Bad Reeds: Tips for Selecting Great Reeds
ReedBuzz is an outstanding website managed by the International Clarinet Association. It provides brief articles and tips on various aspects of playing clarinet. Check it out! There is a wealth of great information on this site.
Here is a great article on voicing and focus when playing the clarinet. Paula Corley. “What a Difference a Vowel Makes: Focus and Turning for Clarinetists”