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Putting Your Best Sound Forward on the Clarinet

Putting Your Best Sound Forward on the Clarinet

Eva Wasserman-Margolis and I got to know each other through one of the first virtual clarinet competitions that she helped organize and create: The International Clarinetist Corona Competition. It was created to help working clarinetists who had no work during the...
The Value of a Trade In

The Value of a Trade In

At Lisa’s Clarinet Shop we believe the best way to buy a new instrument is to sell the one you have and use it as a down payment toward a new one. In recent years, professional woodwind instruments have tremendously gone up in price, making it less accessible for many...
Steps to Playing a Chromatic Scale on the Clarinet

Steps to Playing a Chromatic Scale on the Clarinet

Scales are an important part of the warm-up and of clarinet technique. Whether they are major, minor, or chromatic scales, they are an essential part of daily warmups and in achieving virtuosity through methodical practice. There are multiple benefits to mastering the...
What are the Parts of a Clarinet?

What are the Parts of a Clarinet?

The clarinet is comprised of five parts from top to bottom: the mouthpiece, barrel, upper joint, lower joint, and bell. Each part is fitted and aligned to one another in this order by four cork-covered tenons that hold the five parts of the clarinet tightly together....

How to Improve Clarinet Air Support

Clarinets are wind instruments, which means they make sound when air (wind) is blown over or across something to cause vibrations. Air is therefore a large component of clarinet sound, and how the air is produced and used affects sound quality and tuning. There is a...