Category: Well Tempered Clarinetist

The Well Tempered Clarinetist has full control of his instrument in a sustained, efficient way.

Breathing Well by Phillip Pawley, Alexander Teacher

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I subscribe to the free version of Mr. Pawley’s regular email pamphlet. I highly recommend you consider doing the same. He has a way of rendering esoteric or tricky aspects of healthy body awareness into crystal clear instructions and descriptions.…

How to learn Suspended or Floating Breath Support

Image Credit- Emily Hodges I’d like to elaborate briefly on a subject vital to playing a wind instrument (or singing): Breath Support. First, a two sentence refresher of the basic ideas of Flow Breathing, from which Suspension Breath Support evolves:…

Tension in musical performance? What a surprise! Not.

Image Credit Professor Carola Grindea – Telegraph. Professor Carola Grindea, who died on July 10 aged 95, was one of Britain’s most influential piano teachers, whose concern for the stress on players led her to found the International Society for…

Being Grounded, in a good way! Depth + Breath = Breadth

Image Credit Taking a one week break from the 7 Intelligences series, I present this week’s post: How to Be Grounded…In a Positive Way! Musicians are not only called upon to control a vast array of colors and dynamics but…