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Multiphonics from the Top Down: Playing with G6 fingerings

One of the things that Scott McLaughlin and I have spent a lot of time doing during our Forking Paths time is to try to explore ways of turning clarinet technique on its head and seeing what comes out of … Continue reading

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Bandcamp Supporting Artists during the Covid-19 Pandemic!

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all keeping well in these difficult times. In case you’re not aware, Bandcamp are supporting artists today by giving all the fees from any sales directly to the artists (rather than taking their usual cut). So … Continue reading

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Plastic tube scordatura

As you may have gleaned from recent posts, I’m part of an AHRC-funded research project at the University of Leeds this year with Scott McLaughlin, called the Garden of Forking Paths. Scott and I have been toying with the idea … Continue reading

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Study with me at Goldsmiths University, London

Sometimes clarinetists ask me where I’m teaching, and I just wanted to write a quick blog post to let you know that you can now come and study with me at Goldsmiths. Based in the heart of vibrant south-east London, … Continue reading

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Shakuhatchi-style Bb clarinet playing

I mentioned this technique many years ago when I wrote my post on clarinet articulations. However, I didn’t go into too many details in terms of how it works, what pitches are available, etc. Basically, by removing the mouthpiece and … Continue reading

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