Clarinet Practice Routine

A musician’s practice schedule is a very personal thing. Everyone has their own expectations and motivations for practicing their instruments. In this post, Micah shares his practice routine.

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Clarinet Practice Routine (Standard)

  • Long tones for information and tone – 5 minutes.
  • Chromatic scale for speed – 5 minutes. (132)
  • Major Scale of the Week – 10 minutes.
    • F# major
  • Mechanical and Daily Excercise – 10 minutes.
    • #47, #34 – 80 bpm
  • Sight Reading – 10 minutes.
  • Klose Etude #1 – 10 minutes.
  • Polkas – As much as you can stand.

Clarinet Practice Routine (Lazy)

  • Long tones for intonation and tone – 5 minutes.
  • Chromatic scale for speed – 5 minutes. (132)
  • Major scale of the week – 5 minutes.
  • Mechanical and daily exercises – 5 minutes.
  • Sight reading – 5 minutes.
  • Klose Etude #1 – 5 minutes.

Micah records parts of his practice so that he can hear where he needs improvement.

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Sometimes Micah practices outside and Ein listens.

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Here is a sample of what Micah’s practice generally sounds like.

 

 

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Cobra Basket, Harry Potter, and Clearance Cookies from Walgreens?

That’s right, another art night – this one for May 2014!
The night started with Ein smelling something delicious!

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Ein of course was smelling M’s delicious cooking and baking. What’s on the menu, you may ask? corn chowder soup and home made fresh-out-of-the-oven rolls.

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And for dessert, from scratch chocolate chip cookies! My favorite part about these cookies is when you get a bite of a salt piece. It is delicious.

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Did I mention that Ein loves chocolate chip cookies (just the bites without the chocolate chips).

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As for projects – there was drawing.

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There was fibers- yarn and felt.

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There was photo editing.

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And there was paperwork? Yes! There was paperwork.

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There was also writing of stories and playing of clarinet! Also, Micah started a blog!

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Some topics of the night: Harry Potter, Enneagram and other personality types, Cobra basket, working with felt, the creative process, Ein loving who she is, cookie display, turning drawings into a coloring book, potential group names (BYOA – bring your own art, Running with Scissors, Art Paper Scissors), and best most recent purchases (a bunny door stop, Moonrise Kingdom,  Breyers Chocolate Oreo Ice Cream, A ticket to Seattle, Clearance Cookies – with Belgium chocolate – at Walgreens).

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More photos of the night

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A special thank you to Niki Zimmerman Images for taking and providing some of the pictures of the night!