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 Re: Fuzzy tone once again...
Author: ClarinetRobt 
Date:   2017-12-07 02:44

Echi85 is exactly right...

I too have had much success with Texas' system, plus logged too many hours judging for district/region/area. Yes, usually these panels are filled with band directors that were forced to judge because there are so many clarinet players and they needed bodies to fill the panels.

I agree with Echi85 strategies. With a generic band director judging they will only know what sounds impressive. So yes, clean, quick technique will always win the day. (I suspect this is true throughout the USA). Clean technique is always preferred over fast slop any day. I don't care who's judging. It's always disheartening to hear a fine player play too fast for their ability and shoot them self in the foot.
Of course you'll need to have a characteristic clarinet sound. Sounding like a sax or oboe will not do you any favors....but you'd still probably do well at district/region...doubt you'd make state though.

So here's the rub, I've sat on panels were band directors punished a student for 'adding' to the music. God forbid they do something musical and think out side of the box. So I'd tell a student do at least what's on the page and always exaggerate those markings. So few students to any recognizable dynamics that I'm always thrilled to have musical kid. (I've had teachers ask me to judge a certain class because they knew their student played musical and I'd reward the kid with a higher placement. So never deny there's strategy by some band directors.)

If you email me your etudes, I'd love to listen to them - the link above is not working. I'll certainly throw my two cents in. At least I understand what it takes to win and make state with these competitions.

If you have any specific questions on what judges listen for, please ask. I'll do my best to answer and give my perspective. I had a tug a war with #35 last Saturday with some band directors (brass players). I wanted to hear the turns, knowing few could play them, the band directors were only looking for the shortest cut they could get away with. Go figure.

~Robert L Schwebel
Mthpc: Behn Vintage, Lig: Ishimori, Reed: Aria 4, Legere Euro Signature 3.75

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