Podcast 32 Crossing The Break

Crossing the Break on clarinet is a challenge, but students can have great success if they meet these four objectives before it is introduced.

This episode is part of the series “Teaching Beginning Clarinet – Mastering the Middle of the Year.” This episode covers the following aspects of teaching clarinet:

  • What to say/not to say about crossing the break
  • 4 Objectives that must be met before teaching crossing the break
  • How to introduce A-B for the first time
  • Tips for intermediate players for even smoother crossing the break

Crossing The Break – Outline Notes (print this reminder sheet!)
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Episode 18 Playing to low E, Perfect A key hand position
Episode 25 baby registers (Thumb position)
Teaching Clarinets to “Roll to A” Isn’t Enough – article
Crossing the Break Smoothly – article
Band Drop-Out – article on BandDirectorsTalkShop.com
Right hand down article – coming in the next couple months
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