Clarinet Pages

 

Outside the Practice Room

  • Stay in shape. You play better when you're healthy and getting some regular exercise.
  • Your lip is as important as your reeds. If you live where it's cold or dry or both, use some kind of lip balm. Just remember to wipe it off before you play (it's not good for your reeds).
  • Keep your clarinets and reeds away from extremes in temperature and humidity.
  • Try to be a musician, not just a clarinet player. Listen to music you're not studying for performance. Listen to music that doesn't involve clarinets.
  • Learn to play a second instrument, ideally the piano.