History of the Clarinet

History of the Clarinet

When you choose to study the clarinet, you are joining a several-hundred-years-old tradition of art and music making. The clarinet that you know and love has been around--as of the publication of this essay--for 176 years, but the classical tradition of music making--far longer.

Demystifying the Clarinet: Voicing

Demystifying the Clarinet: Voicing

What is voicing, and why do we need to know about it? Voicing refers to way in which we shape our tongues on the inside of our mouth when we play the clarinet. If practiced daily, these exercises will help you improve your tone quality, intonation, articulation, and eliminate unwanted noises, like chirps, grunts, and scoops.

Reviewing the ReedJuvinate: Have I Found the Holy Grail?

Reviewing the ReedJuvinate: Have I Found the Holy Grail?

Two weeks ago I wrote a summary of five reed cases, each of which promise extended and healthy lives for your reeds. With little to lose, I thought I'd put down a few dollars and give one a try. The following is a review of my experience with ReedJuvinate.