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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
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