Jul 2016 - Five Ways To Improve Clarinet High Notes

Five Ways To Improve Clarinet High Notes

Sent Friday, July 1, 2016

Clarinet Mentors
For clarinetists who want to perform more easily and beautifully
In This Issue                  
July 1, 2016                     
  • A Note From Michelle Anderson - Happy Canada Day, 4th of July and other summer holidays
  • Free Training - 5 Strategies to improve your clarinet high notes
  • Michelle Recommends - ClarinetFest 2016
  • How To Play Clarinet More Easily -  Coming in a week! Mastering Clarinet High Notes, the newest part of Michelle's most comprehensive clarinet lessons course
  • 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 newsletter. I am so pleased to be part of this great worldwide community of clarinetists that includes you. If you have just joined the Clarinet Mentors community, welcome aboard! I hope you learn many things here that make your clarinet playing more fun and easy.
I have really been enjoying summer here in BC. I'm sending this letter out on Canada Day, which is celebrated on July 1st. Fireworks, and special events are part of this tradition. I will enjoy playing a "band in the park" concert with the wind ensemble as part of Canada Day Celebrations this afternoon. I also know that my American friends and family to the south celebrate Independence Day this weekend. Enjoy your holidays! As for the rest of the worldwide Clarinet Mentors community, I hope you all is going well with you in the land that you call home.
I'm mostly on holidays this week, enjoying hot springs in the mountains. However, I have been working hard. By popular request, I have fast-tracked the high notes module of How To Play Clarinet More Easily and will be releasing that next week. As always, there are some great "opening specials" for this. Read below for more details. You can win a copy of the new course, or an online lesson with me by sending me your biggest high notes frustration by July 3rd. See the free-training section below for details.
Thanks to everyone who expressed interest in the Clarinet Cruise 2017. I am in touch with a cruise-organizing company and should have details to post in my next newsletter. If you missed it, go to: http://www.clarinetmentors.com/ClarinetCruise/index.html for more details.
I hope you are enjoying your clarinet, wherever in the world you are! Thanks for being a part of the Clarinet Mentors community.

Free Training: Clarinet Music - Five Ways To Improve Your Clarinet High Notes (and, please help me create a future high notes video - read on)
In recent online masterclasses with Clarinet Mentors members, I became aware that time and time again, it is playing high notes easily, with good tone and response that is one of the biggest challenges we have as clarinetists. We all admire players who seem to effortlessly move between low and high notes with beautiful, consistent tone quality. If you are relatively new to the clarinet, it is often just playing those first high notes that feel awkward. They squeak, they don't sound easily, the fingering is awkward. For more advanced players, it is our higher notes, in the altissimo register, that can cause trouble. (They squeak, they don't sound easily, the fingering is awkward.)
The good news for all of us, is that there are some concrete technics and approaches that we can learn that make these notes much easier to play. I created a special three-part free high notes course for you, if this is an area that you would like to improve in your own clarinet playing. This also coincides with the release of my newest course, Mastering Clarinet High Notes, which comes available next week. Some of the materials in this mini course comes from the new course, and acts as a preview for you, and some is newly recorded material as a gift to the whole community.
To register for the complete series, please go to https://www.clarinetmastery.com/pl/11956. You'll be asked to enter your name and email address, and will be taken to video one immediately. The other videos will follow later in the week. You'll get at least 3 useful and detailed videos from me, as well as grand opening information on the new course.
The YouTube link below is very similar to video one, just slightly edited for the YouTube audience. If you want all three videos, you should sign up in the link above.
Video One, has five basic things that really affect high notes. If you have been following my Clarinet Mentors videos for some time, most of this video will be a review for you. It is useful to review, but you may already be familiar with these technics. Video Two will have some very specific blowing and breathing technics that are slightly different from previous YouTube videos. This will be new to many of you.
You can help me create Video Three. If you sign up for the free mini high notes course, I will ask you what your biggest "high notes frustrations" are. I will try and answer ALL of those questions in Video Three, which I will custom make on Monday. Here's the catch - you need to leave your question by July 3rd for me to include your answers on the video. You can post your comments on the lessons pages in the comments section.
Everyone who leaves a comment there before July 3rd, midnight, Pacific time, will be entered into a draw to win any of my Clarinet Mentors courses (including the about to be released Mastering Clarinet High Notes course), or a 30-minute online private clarinet lesson with me. I look forward to awarding some prizes throughout the next few days.

Michelle Recommends - ClarinetFest 2016 - A gathering of all things Clarinet August 3-7
ClarinetFest 2016, presented by the International Clarinet Association, is an annual conference that brings together clarinetists of all levels from around the world. There are several concerts, recitals, lectures, masterclasses, and incredible hands-on exhibits from the world's best clarinet and clarinet accessory manufacturers.
This year's conference is in Lawrence Kansas. I'll probably be there for the first few days. Let me know if you will be there!

Do You Want To Play Clarinet More Easily?
Michelle's new course: How To Play Clarinet More Easily - Mastering Clarinet High Notes available next week
I am very excited to have the Mastering Clarinet High Notes section of How To Play Clarinet More Easily available next week. In celebration of this, the free mini course above is now available to all of you at https://www.clarinetmastery.com/pl/11956. I encourage you all to try it out, as the materials in this gift will help many of you to play high notes more easily. Those of you who want to go deeper, will have an opportunity to register for the complete new course next week (complete with time-limited opening specials.
The other units that are currently available also have free preview videos for you.
Faster Clarinet Fingers (as you may guess from the name) has all of my favourite tools and tricks to help you move your fingers around the instrument more easily and quickly. I have heard great feedback from clarinetists who have been going through this course. You can access some free preview videos here: https://www.clarinetmastery.com/pl/11972 You'll be asked to enter your email address, which is just to have the system automatically send you links to the videos.
Better Clarinet Tone covers all of the areas of clarinet playing that affect how you sound on the clarinet. Most of are inspired by listening to our favourite players, and we want to sound more like that. This set of video training will help you figure out how you can sound the way you want to sound! You can access free preview videos here:  https://www.clarinetmastery.com/pl/11124
You'll be asked to enter your email address, which is just to have the system automatically send you links to the videos.
As with all of my courses, there is a 30-Day, 100% Money-Back Guarantee. My goal is to give you the very best tools to help you learn the clarinet much more easily and quickly. If these are not the right tools for you, I refund your tuition, no problem.

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 thousands 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
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 over 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 is a Backun Musical Services Artist and plays on Backun clarinets and mouthpieces.
Michelle Anderson, Clarinet
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