Clarinet Update

Clarinet Update

I haven’t blogged an update about clarinet practice, mostly because there hasn’t been any. Between my work schedule changing and my not having time to practice, I have the bronchitis from hell and though I could sterilize reeds and my mouthpiece when...
Clarinet Update

Moving Beyond Scales

I want to admit something to you. I have an addiction. Okay, two. First, I’m addicted to reeds. I love finding different brands, different strengths, even trying the cheap Chinese reeds on eBay. It’s all good, and I love them all. I’m a reed geek....
The Brain To Finger Connection

The Brain To Finger Connection

One of the things I’ve found that regular practice helps is the “brain to finger” connection. There’s a moment when you see a note that you have to translate it to its letter, then to its fingering. Next, you move your fingers into position....
Clarinet Update

Back On The Practice Track

One of my goals was to get back to practicing the clarinet at least four days a week. So, I turned the page to the F-Major scales, saw the notes go up up up, and took a deep breath. Then I made the clarinet sound like a drunk goose. One with a voice that cracked like...
The Brain To Finger Connection

Exercising To Play Music

Now that I’m working on practicing my music again, the biggest thing I’ve noticed in playing the saxophone is my lack of upper body and arm strength. I sit at the computer and type for long hours. And yes, while I’ve been known to carry a 50lb sack...
Clarinet Update

Playing Again

Music is mental health. This is something I’ve known for a very long time. Over the course of the last weekend, in spite of a huge to do list (and I keep adding to it, haha), and some big writing goals for this month, I started playing again. And yes, even...

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