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 What is Missing?
Author: Musix4me 
Date:   2021-09-14 06:52

I'm trying to "fill a hole" on YouTube wherein the clarinet is concerned and I'm curious what YOU think is missing (and hence, needs to be filled). There is no shortage of unbelievable players double-tonguing, circular breathing, playing technical things not meant for humans, etc.

What else? What would you like to see on YouTube (or a website) related to the clarinet that really isn't being addressed adequately yet?

Thanks for your feedback.

Robert Moody
Musix4me

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 Re: What is Missing?
Author: nellsonic 
Date:   2021-09-14 08:50

I'd love to see more pedagogical ideas and materials, but I don't know if you teach and have an interest and expertise in that. Michelle Anderson of Clarinet Mentors does a great job but I think there is plenty of room for others to do this from different perspectives, especially for students who are past the beginning stages but not ready to audition for a major college performance program - that's a huge number of players.

Reviews of new pedagogical materials would be a good niche within that. There's nothing like being able to flip through a book to see if it might suit you or your students, but opportunities to do that are few and far between. Judicious review and demonstration videos might bridge the gap. That's what comes first to mind for me!

I think you need to think about what YOU are passionate about and would like to see more of. That's really the secret to doing it well and with some hope of sticking around long enough in that space to make an impact - at least that's what I've been told and it makes sense to me!

Anders

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 Re: What is Missing?
Author: Late_returner 
Date:   2021-09-14 12:56

I think little is missing in " taming the clarinet" and I agree Michelle Anderson does a very fine job. And in being besotted with kit..always the next thing in the long journey to turn me into Michael Collins.

But i think there is a big hole in simple musicality teaching to go along with the machine aspects. There must be very many late / returning players who did not go through the equivalent of a conservatoire in early life, perhaps never played piano, and came to love the clarinet without much help in understanding how they - not just the composer- can make music work.... their clarinet courses taking them through score after score and giving endless studies concentrating on finger ,breath, articulation problems.

Things like harmonisation, chord structures, developing improvisation from earliest stages , memorising....are often not well covered in the usual clarinet syllabus. The ability to teach musicality must be so much easier by live net than by traditional print, and a specific Musicality for Clarinet Players may appeal ? To want to assemble the clarinet before the music stand ?

If you need to look for an example I suggest sax tuition with its " all 12 keys" approach has something to teach us here, as also the millions of youngsters who learn to play guitar from listening to records.

Good luck



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 Re: What is Missing?
Author: Musix4me 
Date:   2021-09-15 22:10
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Anders wrote, "I think you need to think about what YOU are passionate about and would like to see more of. That's really the secret to doing it well and with some hope of sticking around long enough in that space to make an impact - at least that's what I've been told and it makes sense to me!"

First, thank you for taking the time to offer your ideas. Clarinet and Education are my real passions. I personally do much better creating pedagogical materials than I do actual videos (I do not feel very photogenic). But I am willing to give it a go. I agree the Michelle does a great job and kind of sense her lessons are geared more toward beginner through middle school level (early high school?). I'm not interested in stepping on toes, so maybe I could focus on the higher to college level player. Thanks again for your input.

Late_returner said, "But i think there is a big hole in simple musicality teaching to go along with the machine aspects." I agree. And often the musicality is simply explained as "tell a story" or "be expressive". I've thought about this area when considering making videos and again you are right in suggesting that it would be more at home in a video than on paper.

So far, my focus has been collecting into one place related videos so interested seekers will not have to endure too much. I have vetted playlists sorted by subject areas like Equipment, Articulation, Technique and Inspiration, etc. Yes, "Musicality" is missing.

Thanks again for your input. Definitely things to consider.

Robert Moody
Musix4me

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 Re: What is Missing?
Author: Paul Aviles 
Date:   2021-09-16 01:30

One thing that I did not think was missing until we brought it up was the "Play Along" videos. Somebody pointed to the Kohan 11 Daily Exercises Online Scale Book for Clarinet. A few others shot it down due to "pitch issues." Personally I LOVE it and go back to it often. For me, even if it may not be (or may) be pitch perfect, playing along with something (anything!) these days, is a worthy exercise in and of itself.



So PLEASE, if anyone has the gumption to pull off something similar (various exercises in ALL KEYS and VARIOUS TEMPOS) that we could all benefit from.......DO IT!!!!





.................Paul Aviles



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 Re: What is Missing?
Author: super20dan 
Date:   2021-09-16 15:58

we need more dale fedel vids

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 Re: What is Missing?
Author: Paul Aviles 
Date:   2021-09-16 19:03

Fedele



I agree with that as well. Ran into this one earlier and LOVE it:




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYBzMOm7EJQ





.................Paul Aviles



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