Category: Music

  • Hand Position

    This post describes the best way to place your hands when playing clarinet. This is a great check-up for anyone who’s put the instrument down for a while, or if you’re just starting to play clarinet for the first time. Right Thumb Placement This thumb is used to hold the instrument up in place. The […]

  • How to Keep That Gig

    “One bad apple spoils the bunch.” We’ve all been in an environment where one person seemed to always be a naysayer. They’re either a hot-head, a know-it-all, or the passive-aggressive type who mumbles under their breath about how things should be done. This is the exact opposite of what needs to happen in any group […]

  • Philosophy of Music Education

    Music is an academic subject which ties together other subjects such as math, reading, history, and writing. It is also a subject in which a student can learn qualities that are not academic, such as self-discipline, respect for other people, and how to work alone and with others towards set goals. It is a learning […]

  • Evolution of the Clarinet 1600-1800

    The so-called chalumeaux may be allowed to voice their somewhat howling symphony of an evening, perhaps in June or July and from a distance, but never in January at a serenade on the water.1 With the stream of negative comments like the one above found throughout writings of the 16th and 17th centuries, it is […]