Tag Archives: Music

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 26

How to get a cruise ship gig.

A lot of people ask me how to get a cruise ship gig. I thought I would post this to answer these questions and hopefully help some people get hired! There are basically 2 ways you can get hired by a cruise line. You can either contact the line directly or go through an agent/agency. […]

July 15

Daily Flute Warm Up

Warm ups. Not exactly a very sexy topic, yet so important.   I think you would be hard-pressed to find anyone who thinks warming up is unimportant, yet, strangely enough, many people go about it in a haphazard or random way. While this style will no doubt get the blood flowing and help you prepare […]

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 […]

Kent Stage 7.26

On July 26th, i’ll be playing the Kent Stage with Papa’s New Bag. This will be a James Brown tribute show and is sure to be a blast. The band is huge, multiple horns, backup singers, and the man himself Robert T as James Brown. Doors open at 7.00 and the show is at 8.00. […]