Practice Advanced Clarinet Techniques

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Single Tonguing

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Steps

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    First of all, try to click your finger against the reed as it is shown in the video.
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    This is how your tongue should be clicked against the reed.
    Remember the clicking of your fingernail against the mouthpiece. This is how the tongue should be placed.
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    With your tongue, try to imitate clicking with your fingernail against the mouthpiece.
    Please listen to the technique again. Single tonguing is just "T" and "T": every time you hit the note, you retract the tongue and you hit it again against the reed.
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Double Tonguing

This is a video tutorial on how to double tongue the clarinet.

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Steps

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    Double tonguing the clarinet is just faster than single tonguing, where you're hitting the tongue against the mouthpiece and the reed to create a sound like the one in the video.
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    Therefore, single tonguing sounds like double tonguing.
    Double tonguing is just faster single tonguing. To perform with this technique, hit your tongue rapidly and swiftly against the mouthpiece.
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    In order to increase the efficiency of the tonguing technique, just strike the reed with the tongue fast and lightly and retract the tongue each time you play the note.
    Let's play using the single-tongue technique.
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    Let's play with the double-tongue technique.
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Glissando

This is a video tutorial on how to play glissando on the clarinet.

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Steps

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    In order to start playing glissandos on the clarinet, place your fingers over the key holes and gently slide them off the key holes in a lifting motion.
    This, mouth, and breathing will help you to create a glissando. The key factors are the finger placement, sliding the fingers off, rolling the lip back while increasing the airflow. So, remember these key factors when playing a glissando. Let's demonstrate it in the video.
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    Lift the fingers off the keyholes very slowly while you are pulling your lip back in order to create a higher pitch of glissando.
    We're going from one note to the next note with a slur as shown in the video.
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    Remember breathing, rolling the lip back, and moving the fingers gently off the key holes.
    Please listen to the example again.
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Legato Slurs

This is a video tutorial on how to play legato slurs on the clarinet.

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Steps

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    Never use your tongue to hit the reed or the mouthpiece when playing glissando.
    Just use your breathing to connect notes. Please listen closely to an example in the video.
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    Listen to an example again.
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    Remember not to use your tongue while playing legato slurs.
    Just use breathing to connect notes together. Listen to an example one more time. Breathe properly to over the reed to create a beautiful and clear sound of a legato slur. Control the technique only with your airflow.
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Staccato and Marcato

This is a video tutorial on how to play staccato and marcato on the clarinet.

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    A staccato is light clicks of the tongue against the mouthpiece and the reed, which is created by the "T-t-t-t" sound.
    A marcato is a stronger staccato with an accent on the "T-t-t-t". Now, let us demonstrate a staccato first.
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    Staccatos are light strokes of the tongue, which is moving rapidly back and forth and tapping against the mouthpiece and the reed.
    Now, let us demonstrate staccatos in a piano manner. The next technique is marcato, which is an accented staccato. It has an accentuated sound of "T-t-t-t". Please listen closely to the difference.
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Staccato and Legato

This is a video tutorial on how to play staccato and legato on the clarinet.

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Steps

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    Start with staccato tonguing, which is using two single-tongue movements.
    Swiftly move the tongue followed by two legato slurs without the tongue, just controlled by breathing. After staccatos, play legatos as shown in the video.
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    Now play both staccato and legato.
    Go up the scale with a staccato, a legato, a staccato, and a legato again. These are very important techniques in playing the clarinet, as it is required in a lot of pieces and orchestral passages. Remember that for this exercise, the following are necessary: two staccatos followed by two legatos, two tongue techniques and two slurred techniques.
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    Let us demonstrate these a little faster.
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Rubato

This is a video tutorial on how to play rubato on the clarinet.

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Steps

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    Rubato is a type of embellishment.
    You have to go from the first tone to the next upper tone. Then, return to the first tone and lower tone. Then, go back to the tone. Let's play this.
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    Now let's try another embellishment.
    Go to the lower tone first and then go up to the second tone.
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    Let's demonstrate this rubato.
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    Play the first note, the upper note, the first note, the lower note, and the first note.
    This will create a stream of notes.
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Dynamics

This is a video tutorial on how to play dynamics on the clarinet.

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    Different dynamics require a different amount of air.
    For example, a piano requires an insignificant amount of warm air and a forte requires more air. Let us start with a piano. As you can hear, a piano only requires some air.
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    To play a forte, you need more air.
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    If you do not use enough air when playing a forte, the notes will not be clear.
    Please listen closely to the example in the video.
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    You need to have enough air to create fortes, whereas while playing a piano, less air is enough.
    Let's try again with fortes. Let us try again to play pianos using just a little air.
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    The next dynamic technique is very important for instrumentalists.
    It is a crescendo, which means going from a piano to a forte. Please listen to the example in the video.
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    The next one is called a decrescendo, which is going from a forte to a piano.
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    In order to play a crescendo or decrescendo, increase airflow for a crescendo to intensify the sound.
    Decrease airflow for a decrescendo, which will reduce the volume. Play a crescendo and a decrescendo fully.
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Trills

This is a video tutorial on how to play trills on the clarinet.

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Steps

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    To begin playing trills, place all of your fingers upon the keys of the clarinet.
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    Take one finger off and repetitively move it on and off a key hole and in order to create a trill effect.
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    Please listen to the first example in the video.
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    To play trills faster, move the finger closer to the key hold.
    Do not lift it too high, but keep it very close to the key hole itself, maybe half a centimeter away. Do not move the finger too high, or else it will become difficult to play trills. Keep the finger very close to the key holes to play trills.
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Playing Bach's Orchestral Suite 3

This is a video tutorial on how to play Bach's "Orchestral Suite 3" for a clarinet.

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    This piece contains trills, rubatos, legatos, staccatos, and slurs.
    This will be very informative for beginner clarinet players. Let's play the song.
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Playing Georgian Finger Etude

This is a video tutorial on how to play a Georgian finger etude for the clarinet.

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    This is a very informative piece for a beginner as it has all of the techniques included in one piece.
    Listen to the etude in the video.
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    This piece includes all of the different expressions, techniques, dynamics, and other special techniques, which help to understand how to play the instrument.
    If you are a beginner and you have spotted a technique, please comment on it in the section below.
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