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00 Introductory Episode

Episodes 01-20 – Beginning clarinet (Developing Good Habits from Day 1) 
01 Before School Starts
02 Before Opening the Case
03 Putting on the Reed
04 The First Sound
05 Up to Pitch (part 1)
06 Up to Pitch (part 2)
07 Keep it Fun & Open G
08 Hand Position & Mouthpiece Only
09 Playing GFEDC
10 First Note Reading & Note Name Games
11 Earning the Bottom Joint
12 Tonguing (Day 1)
13 Tonguing (Days 2-5)
14 Adding the Bottom Joint
15 Playing Bb, A, G
16 Pause and Evaluate
17 Starting in the Book
18 A Key & Earning the Bell
19 Parent Demonstration
20 Q&A First Months of Beginning Band

Episodes 21-26 – Intermediate Clarinets
21 Tone (& Tuning) 
22 Tonguing 
23 Increasing Range 
24 Scales (Chromatic & Fingering patterns) 
25 Warm-ups & Alternate Fingerings 
26 Practice Tools/Preparing for Auditions

Episodes 27-34 – Beginning Clarinet (Mastering the Middle of the Year)
27 Accountability in Beginning Band
28 First Written Warm-up
29 The Chromatic Scale (intro & 1st octave)
30 Analyzing a New Line
31 Starting Scales
32 Crossing the Break
33 Making Your Class Contagious
34 What Would You Do in My Situation

Episodes 35-40 – Miscellaneous
35 Student Evaluation and 2016 Overview
36 Ideas for the New Year
37 Switching the Right Kids to Bass Clarinet
38 Challenging Your Bass Clarinetists
39 Method Books
40 Band Director’s Workshop

Episodes 41-?  Finishing Strong in Beginning Clarinet Class
41 Beginning Spring Warm-up
42 Multi-Octave Scales and Chromatic
43 Differentiation in Beginning Band
44 Teaching Band Through Games!
45 Rhythm Tips for Maturing Beginners 
46 Finishing This Year and Planning for Next Year

More episodes will be coming in the 2017-2018 school year!

Articles Available:
Putting on a Clarinet Reed (with 30 beginners)
Why My Beginning Clarinets Only Need 1/2 Their Instrument the First 6 Weeks of School
Clarinet Deodorant (#1 Clarinet Exercise)
Bass Clarinet – Switching the Right Kids
Right Hand Down (or not) on Clarinet
BandDirectorsTalkShop.com Archived Posts –
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Buffet E11 Clarinet for Sale

This beautiful Buffet E11 clarinet has been completely serviced and is ready to help an advancing player reach new goals.

As expected, minimal signs of wear and use can be seen on keys and wood. All mechanics, corks and pads have been checked and, when needed, replaced by N-Tune music, a reputable overhaul facility in Texas. The list price for a NEW E11 is $3500+ and on-line discount prices are $2000+ (see here.) Read more about the Buffet E11 model here.

As a clarinet lesson teacher and band director, I only resell high-quality instruments that can bring joy to a student for years. I like to see families invest in a quality instrument and save substantial money in the process. Please feel free to contact me for more information. You can email me at embracethechallenge@crossingthebreak.com.

Includes Vandoren B45 mouthpiece and a ligature. Comes in a beautiful case with backpack strap options. (This is $100+ in additional value – included for free.) Shipping within the continental US is included as well.

Here’s a testimonial from a recent customer, Lori:
“I recently purchased a refurbished Buffet E-11 clarinet.  The price was incredibly reasonable, and it had been painstakingly serviced.  It was a joy to play straight out of the case.  The purchase process was easy and timely.  The start to finish time was a week.  The shipping/packing was immaculate and very secure.  Signature release meant total security in receiving the instrument.  Thanks again!”

Normandy 4 Clarinet – Excellent Condition

This Normandy 4 clarinet is in excellent condition.

Normandy 4
It has recently been checked by a quality repair facility and pads/corks etc. were replaced as needed. Normandy 4 clarinets are difficult to find and are quality instruments for a student musician. They are similar to a mid-level Yamaha (new – $1300) or Selmer (new – $1400) wooden clarinet. This instrument includes a basic mouthpiece.

As a clarinet lesson teacher and band director, I only resell high-quality instruments that can bring joy to a student for years. I like to see families invest in a quality instrument and save substantial money in the process. Please feel free to contact me for more information. You can email me at embracethechallenge@crossingthebreak.com.

Normandy 4

  

Podcast 46 Finishing This Year & Preparing for Next Year

This episode covers the following aspects of teaching clarinet – preparing for next year




Podcast 45 Rhythm Tips for Maturing Beginners

This episode covers the following aspects of teaching clarinet – rhythm tips for maturing beginners:

  • Rhythmic priorities
  • Rhythm activities for beginners

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Rhythm Tips for Maturing Beginners (PDF outline notes)
Episode 43 – Discussion of rhythmic dictation
Episode 44 – Teaching band through games
Counting Outside the Box (article by Eric Rath)
Conducting article (article by Dr. Garner)
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Podcast 44 Teaching Band through Games

This episode covers the following aspects of teaching clarinet – beginning band games:

Podcast 43 Differentiation in Beginning Band

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This is part of the series “Finishing the Year Strong in Beginning Clarinet Class.” This episode covers the following aspects of teaching clarinet:

  • Divide the Year into Thirds
  • Review Lines
  • Tempo
  • Technique
  • Theory
  • Independence/Leadership

Differentiation in Beginning Band (PDF Shownotes)
Clarinet Fun Tunes (instant download)
Link to Favorite Song in May (link)
Measure Mix up (Kodaly)(link)
Rhythm Envelope Game (link)
Performance Day (link)

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Podcast 42 Multi-octave Scales & Chromatic

This episode covers the following aspects of teaching clarinet:

  • Chromatic Scale (moving from one octave toward full range)
  • Naming fingerings in rhythm
  • Order of one-octave scales
  • Order of two-octave scales
  • Importance of arpeggios

    Multi-Octave Scales & Chromatic (PDF Shownotes)
    Episode 29 – Starting the Chromatic Scale
    Episode 31 – Starting Scales
    Episode 24 – Scales and Chromatic for 2nd/3rd year players

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Podcast 41 Spring Warm-up Beginning Clarinets

This episode covers the following aspects of teaching clarinet:

  • Spring Warm-up Beginning Clarinets
  • Making instrument specific exercises work in any situation

Spring Warm-up – printable PDF of warm-up (will be emailed to you)
Spring Warm-up – podcast outline notes
Episode 32 Crossing the Break for Exercise #1
Episode 22 Progressing Exercise #3
Episode 23 Increasing Range
Episode 25 2nd Year Player Warm-up
Episode 12 and 13 Tonguing
Clarinet Deodorant – Register Studies Article
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Podcast 39 Clarinet Method Books

This episode covers the following aspects of teaching clarinet:

  • Clarinet Method books for beginner/intermediate players
  • Clarinet Etude books
  • Bass Clarinet Method Books
  • Updated publishing schedule for next podcast series

    Listen to the podcast above to see why I recommend these clarinet method books!

Suggested Clarinet Method Books:
1st/2nd Year Players Method

3rd/4th Year Players Method

Lower Level Intermediate Etude Book

Upper Level Intermediate Etudes

Bass Clarinet Method Book (Intermediate)

Advanced Etudes

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