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 Re: Wind Ensemble Audition
Author: Lelia Loban 2017
Date:   2010-05-25 12:51

>>Not sure if I can convince her to do a similar routine (abbreviated) that would take 10-15 minutes each day would work?

One way to help convince her: Assume she might enjoy practicing scales and other technical exercises. Don't give her a self-fulfilling prophecy by assuming she'll hate scales. I never had a private clarinet teacher, but bought exercise books and practiced them on my own as a child and teenager, because my piano teacher was strong on music theory and I found the subject as fascinating as any other puzzle game. Not all kids regard scales or other technical exercises as drudgery.

I also think that scales can help improve tone, as long as they're *long* scales -- her full range on the instrument. That way, if she's got a decent ear, she can tell when (or whether) her tone quality and intonation sound reasonably consistent through her range. Real music has so many variables in literally every bar that we quite rightly pay more attention to making the music *sound musical* than anything else. Tone quality is only one aspect of what we think about when we're making music. But if we're making scales, we can devote our whole attention to one aspect of the scale at a time, such as how to produce one type of tone or how to keep the tone quality even.

To hear the audio, click on the "Scorch Plug-In" box above the score.

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