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21-Day Clarinet Discovery Challenge

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If you’re like many clarinetists this past year, your motivation to practice probably experienced its fair share of ups and downs.

While this is certainly understandable, it can be difficult to become motivated and inspired to begin practicing and trying to achieve your musical goals.

This is why I’ve decided to create a 21-day clarinet discovery challenge – to help you discover (or rediscover) your favorite pieces, players, and other sources of musical inspiration.

Each day, you’ll be given a new prompt to explore and research so you can learn more about the clarinet. Many of these challenges take place outside the practice room, but some challenges invite you to experiment with new ideas during your practice routine. The goal of this challenge is to introduce you to new ideas, musicians, repertoire, and anything else that helps you feel excited to play clarinet.

Note: When I use the word “new,” I’m referring to new-to-you ideas. “New” doesn’t mean something has to be recent (unless you want to research these topics!)

Feel free to save and use this chart to keep track of your new clarinet discoveries!

Feel free to add your own prompts or personalize these to fit your personal goals! What other items would you add to this list?