Virtual clarinet scavenger hunt
This blog post originally appeared as a digital clarinet studio lecture for the Iowa State University clarinetists.
Now that you’ve explored some diverse repertoire in our last virtual scavenger hunt, it’s time for another challenge. We’re going to broaden our focus to help you discover many things this week in the wonderful, wide world of clarinet. I would like for you to browse the internet to find the following people, places, and things (all new-to-you):
- historical clarinetist
- chamber ensemble with clarinet
- clarinet brand and/or model
- reed brand and/or cut
- terrible stock photo of a clarinetist
- clarinet website, blog, forum, or newsletter
- book about the clarinet
- clarinet method, étude, scale, or other fundamental book
- piece of clothing with a clarinet-related design or statement
- most unusual clarinet craft (clarinet lamps are just the beginning!)
- read, listen to, or watch an interview with a clarinetist
Feel free to get creative and add your own items to this list. I encourage you to explore this rabbit hole and rekindle your fascination and appreciation for our favorite instrument as you broaden the scope of your musical horizons!
Leave a comment with the most interesting thing that you find!
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The Prepared Musician's Pre-Performance Mental Checklist
Graduation Gift Ideas for the Clarinetist in Your Life
The Science of Squeaking - What Your Squeaks are Trying to Tell You
Applying and Auditioning for Music Degrees - Timeline and Checklist
As for interviews, Apple Podcasts has an old interview with the late Artie Shaw that is quite candid.
If the URL doesn’t work (I tried replacing /de/ with /us/, maybe it needs to be sth else), search Podcasts for „Off the record -the Joe Smith Collection“ by the Library of Congress“.
Thank you – I will definitely listen to this!
Artie Shaw is a fascinating person to listen to. I know his music well, but I never heard an interview with him before. Thank You.
Funny you should mention clarinet craft:
Julie Borden‘s page has been on my mind for some days now, I am thinking of getting one of those:
This is brilliant! Thanks for sharing the link