August 26, 2019

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August 9, 2020

Hello again to the clarinet community! The EFCP blog has been on hold for a while, but I’m happy to start sharing E-flat clarinet news and tips again this year.

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably experienced some dips in practice motivation over the last few mo...

September 19, 2019

This month, EFCP is sharing a guest post by Marissa Stanfill. Learning an auxiliary instrument can be a challenge, and for those of you in school, you often have to learn it quickly - maybe just a few weeks. Keep reading for Marissa's experience and advice on picking u...

August 26, 2019

This month, we talked to performer and composer Sean Osborn about his experiences with E-flat clarinet. Keep reading for some background on Sean as an E-flat clarinetist and his tips for clarinetists and composers! (And check out his pieces in the Repertoire Archive -...

July 1, 2019

Happy July! June has come and gone, which silently marked the two year anniversary of the E-flat Clarinet Project. Thank you to all of you that have been supportive of this crazy project, and to the clarinetists that form our wonderful community of E-flat clarinet enth...

April 15, 2019

I first discovered Fàtima Boix in 2017 when looking for E-flat clarinet repertoire on various social media platforms. Having heard the original William Neil concerto as recorded by John Bruce Yeh and Chicago Pro Musica in the late 1980s, I was excited to see that someo...

March 18, 2019

Clarinet accessories are very popular and relatively easy to obtain through online orders, educational events, and conference exhibit halls. While many performers will keep their instrument setups very traditional, others like to try out various equipment which ultimat...

December 18, 2018

Purchasing an auxiliary clarinet can feel like a big commitment, as these instruments are often considered to be mostly for ensemble playing. However, specializing on an auxiliary clarinet can make you a more versatile performer and teacher - and owning your own instru...

August 24, 2018

Welcome to the final week of the August Practice calendar! Hopefully you're feeling confident about your E-flat clarinet playing now, and are ready to dive into the concert season!

Week 4 Practice Concepts

Full Warm-up

Play through a full warm up session, focusing on all...

August 17, 2018

You're halfway through the August Practice Kickstarter! Dig into the details a bit with some more challenging etudes, exercises, and solo work.

Week 3 Practice Concepts

Play an etude

Pick an etude you’ve studied on B-flat clarinet, and work on it on the E-flat clarinet. I...

August 10, 2018

It's week 2! Time to add a bit more detail to your E-flat clarinet practice. If you're just joining us, check out the post from August 1 for the overview and month-long practice calendar

Week 2 Practice Concepts

Add a drone to your practice

Play some long tones and/or s...

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