A lot has happened in the world since I last published a blog post here and in writing this, I in no way want to trivialise or diminish the importance of any of the events of the past few months.Continue reading “The lockdown made me pick up my clarinet again”
It has been an unforgivably looooong time since I last wrote for this blog and the only explanation I have is: life happened.
The details of how life and everything in my life changed Continue reading “Returning to the clarinet after a long hiatus”
Every week brings new challenges – and new musical knowledge, and the other week, my music teacher revealed to me the mystery of the key signature.
It wasn’t that I hadn’t noticed the key signature. Continue reading “Key Signature Conundrum”
It was bound to happen.
My lack of consistent, quality practice, my dodgy scales and my focus on perfecting my exam pieces means that I am having trouble playing any new material.
My clarinet teacher broke the news to me in a Continue reading “No clarinet exams!”
Last week’s posts plus this week’s Twitter activity have got me thinking more and more about quality versus quantity when it comes to learning or perfecting the clarinet.
While personal preference may well define our leanings, Continue reading “Should you aim for quality or quantity in your clarinet playing?”