Month: April 2020

A Quick Way to Improve Your Clarinet Performance: Improve Your Reeds!

A Quick Way to Improve Your Clarinet Performance: Improve Your Reeds!

It’s crazy, isn’t it? Your performances (and often your mental state) are often entirely dependent upon a little piece of wood! If your reed doesn’t respond well, it can ruin your whole performance (and often your confidence right along with it!) The good news is that understanding a bit more about why reeds wear out …

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Clarinetist's Most Important Skill

A Clarinetist’s Most Important Skill

It’s the one clarinet skill you can’t do without. It’s the clarinet skill on which every other skill is built. It’s a force that moves mountains, builds skyscrapers, and turns 98-pound weaklings into Arnold Schwarzeneggers. Table of Contents Enough mystery already. What is this skill? Objectives: the key to clarinetist success Setting goals We’re going …

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The Vintage Silver Clarinet Story

The Vintage Silver Clarinet Story

Metal clarinets were in production from 1895-1965 with the majority being made between 1924-1939 for the American market. Attempts to make a metal clarinet before Agostino Rampone invented the double-walled design in 1879 were apparently useless experiments. The Rampone design was put forward by Conn with considerable success. Table of Contents Conn Wonder Double-walled Silver …

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