Category Archives: Clarinet

October 21

Flutter tonguing — A super easy method.

I was talking to a trombone playing friend of mine last night about flutter tonguing and he told me that he doesn’t really know how to do it properly so I thought that I would post an article on the subject. Flutter tonguing is called for pretty rarely so it’s no surprise that most people […]

September 04

Cirque Excerpts

I’ve been working on some excerpts from a few different Cirque du Soleil shows lately. They’re available on their website  with backing tracks and the music is really interesting…and challenging! A lot of it definitely sounds like French circus music but there are many tunes with interesting world music sounds. It’s all very colorful stuff. […]

August 23

Connecting notes on clarinet: A short lesson based on ‘Ceora.’

I feel that connecting notes in a truly fluid way is the most important and most challenging aspect of clarinet playing. I’m always looking for new methods to approach this subject and recently I’ve been exploring the head to Lee Morgan’s ‘Ceora’ with this in mind. I chose this tune for two reasons; because it’s […]

July 12

The single best clarinet exercise i’ve ever learned!

6ths  <–Click to see the exercise!! That’s right, it’s that simple! This is the single best exercise for moving fluidly over the break and moving freely and fluidly throughout the clarinet’s range.   Start super slow. The goal here is not speed, it’s to move from one note to the next with no breaks or […]