Author Archives: heatherroche

9 Gateway Pieces to Contemporary Music for Pop Lovers

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10 Female Composers You Should Know (and their clarinet pieces)

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Altissimo Quarter Tone Studies

One for the bass clarinet players today… I was working on writing up some short exercises to help with working on the altissimo, particularly quarter tones, and thought that actually these might be useful for any advanced bass clarinet students … Continue reading

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new hand werk CD – kurzwelle

hand werk has a new CD out today — kuzwelle — and you can stream/download it on bandcamp. Four great new pieces by Francisco C. Goldschmit, Max-Lukas Hundelshausen, Elnaz Seyedi and Matthias Krüger. This project was made possible by ON … Continue reading

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contrabass clarinet mouthpiece and neck

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