Articulation is something that brass players must practice on a daily basis. This article has some great tips for learning double tongue technique after mastering single tonguing (just using a “T” syllable). Syncing (aligning) the fingers and tongue at different tempi is another technique that must be practiced. Band directors and beginning brass class teachers, these band teaching ideas are for you! #banddirectorstalkshop
Band directors, this article offers great tips & solutions for those of you teaching beginning clarinet class. If you have clarinets playing flat, it needs to be addressed immediately as it is often a symptom of a more significant problem. The good news is that by fixing the things mentioned in this article, it should not only improve their intonation, it should drastically improve their tone as well. Tips such as clarinet voicing, anchoring, instrument angle, tonguing and reeds are discussed.
Band directors & clarinet teachers, click here for a great article on teaching clarinet! With so many options for clarinet fingerings, there are certain rules we follow when determining which one to use depending on the passage. The 4th rule however-The Law of Minimal Motion-is more of a philosophy and appears over and over in different ways. Students will get better at determining how to use this philosophy to improve their clarinet playing technique the more you explain it! #beginningband