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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