Category Archives: how-to

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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how to slap tongue

It took me an embarrassingly long time to learn to slap tongue. We’re talking about years here. Years of being plagued by the doubt that I’d never be able to do it, and hearing people say things like, “you’ll never … Continue reading

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how to improve your double tongue

Yes! double tonguing is possible on the clarinet, and yes! you can learn to use it with similar fluency with which you use your single tongue. I first mentioned double tonguing on this blog in this post on articulation, which was … Continue reading

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