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.