Clarinet tips

I (finally) started playing the clarinet back in my college days after avoiding it for so long. I had the typical middle school band experience of hearing the instrument played by those who really couldn't play it well enough that I could appreciate it.

All that changed at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City!

I heard some of the real beauty of the clarinet! At first, I still sucked as bad as a middle musician on it, but I've learned to befriend the instrument ( and I actually got to take a clarinet lesson with Joe Allard!), and I really fell in love with the bass clarinet

On this platform, I will be doing my best to provide you, the up and coming doubler, with content to help you master the basics of the clarinet.

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I'm always glad to hear from my visitors and fans!

Recording with the Clarinet

Yesterday I did a recording session on the clarinet. It's not something I do too often but I'm always up for a challenge. :-)

Recording is quite different from live playing. Yes, you'll need the same skills you need when…

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Daily Warm Ups for Clarinet Doublers

The most important part of becoming a woodwind doubler is establishing a practice routine for all of your instruments. Time is a precious commodity and we have to find the most effective techniques to practice in order to use our…

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