Back to basics - High Notes 101

Sent Sunday, November 3, 2013

Clarinet Mentors
For clarinetists who want to perform more easily and beautifully
In This Issue                                    November 3, 2013         
  • A Note From Michelle Anderson - Happy Halloween!
  • Free Training - The very basics of the high register
  • Michelle Recommends - Choose your level of instruction and find over 3 hours of free videos to help you play more easily
  • Clarinet Is Easy - Complete how-to lessons for beginners and self-taught intermediate players
A Note from Michelle Anderson

Hello  !

Welcome to the Clarinet Mentors bi-weekly newsletter.  I welcome new readers to the Clarinet Mentors community, and I hope that you enjoy the clarinet knowledge that is shared here. Feel free to comment on any of the videos on the YouTube page, or by sending me an email. My goal is to continue to make life easier for clarinetists all around the world!

As I write this, on Halloween, I have been to a kids' scary Halloween parade, gone trick-or-treating and then played Tosca (which does have some scary characters in it). All in all, a very full day! My fantasies of carving the ultimate clarinet-themed jack-o-lantern did fall through amidst all of the other activity, but I did find this very fun musical pumpkin online. Perhaps next year I will sponsor a Clarinet Mentors Clarinet Jack-o-lantern contest and see what all of you could come up with out there!

musical jack-o-lantern
I hope you are all doing well out there in Clarinet Land, and for those of you that are relatively new to the instrument, enjoy my High Notes 101 video below. Thanks for being a part of my community!
Free Training - High Notes 101
I have learned that the Clarinet Mentors Community comes from all over the world, and is made up of mostly mature adults who are either new to the instrument, or returning to the instrument. I love working with adults, because they have the discipline and know-how to improve quickly. My last couple of videos have been aimed at more advanced players, so today I am going right back to basics. If you are fairly new to clarinet, this will help you. More experienced players may prefer to focus on the exercises from last issue (and see the link to more than 3 hours of videos for you down below in the "Michelle Recommends" section).
For people who are new to the instrument, high notes always present a challenge if you are not aware of the common things that affect them. The good news is that they can be very easy to improve. Some of this material has appeared before on the Clarinet Mentors YouTube channel (How To Play High Notes Part 1), but it was recorded on older technology. This new video is in HD with much better audio quality. I will be re-filming some of my best older videos to make them more compatible with newer systems over the next few months. Plus, I always have a bit of new information to add with each video. I hope you enjoy this one.
As always, I enjoy hearing from you, so please add your comments in the comments box below the video on YouTube, or send me an email. Click on the video image below to watch this video lesson.
Michelle Recommends: Hours of Free Clarinet Mentors Videos for You
If you are an intermediate to advanced player, there are currently more than three hours of great content available to you on YouTube at the Clarinet Mentors channel on a variety of clarinet-related topics. Simply visit the link below to find them:
If you are a beginning to intermediate level player, there are currently nearly 4 hours of great videos available to you on YouTube on the Clarinet Mentors channel. Visit these videos here:
Clarinet Is Easy - Your Step-by-Step Beginner Course - Now Available! (Also enjoyed by many intermediate level players)
How To Solve Your Common Clarinet Frustrations and Play Clarinet More Easily
I firmly believe that if anyone has the "recipe" for how to play clarinet, things are really relatively easy to do. Most of our frustrations come from inadvertently learning bad habits along the way. With that in mind, I have created for you a 10-lesson comprehensive course for beginners (and self-taught intermediate players) that gives you the tools to truly learn the clarinet easily, while avoiding all of the most common frustrations that can plague us. I believe that these lessons can save you hours of grief by giving you the best practise systems that have worked for hundreds of clarinetists. The lessons have great content, and are presented in a video format so that you can watch them again and again. If you would like to play with more ease and have a clear understanding of the fundamentals of clarinet playing, you can get more information on the Clarinet Is Easy course here (including some free preview videos):
Click here for the free preview videos to Clarinet Is Easy
Click here to order Clarinet Is Easy
If you are curious about this, you can try these lessons with a 100% 30-Day  Money-Back Guarantee . (That means that you can try a full 5 lessons before you decide if you have received great value from the course.) If it is not the right style for you, you get your tuition refunded, no problem. I invite you to try it now! Many students have received amazing results so far from this course (and you can read their comments on the order page).
About Michelle Anderson
Michelle Anderson, the founder of Clarinet Mentors,  is a professional clarinetist and teacher who currently lives in Vancouver BC. Her professional career spans  30 years and she currently plays regularly with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, the Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the West Coast Chamber Music series. She has performed with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the CBC Vancouver Orchestra, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Touring Orchestra and many other groups. Michelle currently specializes in teaching adults to play clarinet more easily and quickly through online resources, and conducts the Vancouver Clarinet Choir.
Michelle Anderson, Clarinet
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