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Learning Clarinet? This is what Clarinet-Now has to offer you: Clarinet playing tips from a professional and teacher. I love playing clarinet! This website is an extra resource for my private students and students of clinics, but it is also a resource for students I cannot teach due to distance and/or time.

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This webpage addresses common fundamental problems that students of clarinet encounter. Were they taught wrong? Yes and no. Sometimes the students of the best teachers do not listen, do not catch onto certain concepts, or just they plain develop bad habits.

VIDEO ON CROSSING THE BREAK:

How about the bad habit of ducking your head while playing the clarinet? On the left, click the Embouchure button to find out more about the correct Clarinet Embouchure and Poor Clarinet Embouchure.

Sometimes, students just need validation. They do not believe their teacher, so they search for supportive information on the internet. However, bad habits are bad habits, right? Whatever it takes to get the good habits across, hopefully Clarinet-Now.com is here to help.

As a teacher, it is hard to catch it all in the space of an hour, but it is my experience that consistent lessons and consistent practice over weeks, months and years create the best players.

Remember this - we are all in this together. We are all trying to conquer the fundamental tendencies of making a clarinet sound natural, beautiful and easy. That is perhaps the biggest challenge, making the clarinet sound easy.

Now, Go get your Clarinet, Go get your Clarinet Now, and Practice!!!

Sincerely,

Chris Jones

P.S. I'm interested in how you are keeping the clarinet current? What music are you playing? Are you appealing to the general public, or even your family members? Log your ideas onto the ClarinetNow Facebook page or visit the ClarinetNow Contact Page. Thanks.


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