1. Give a brief history of the clarinet and discuss its acoustical nature.
- The clarinet was developed in the 1700s. It was invented by Johann Christoph
Denner or his son Jakob. It was made into many different keys due to its limited
Beginning on Flute!
Do not take instruments out of cases!
o Go ahead and open the cases and observe what it looks like inside.
Ex. The head joint is on the right, the mouth plate facing up theres a dip
in the case for the mouth plate!
Sarah Ruby Keene
Sarah Ruby Keene
Assignment: At Christmastide, Flute 1, m. 15-26
Teaching Objective: Class will establish the correct slurring technique for the passage and will
review fingering for the higher notes.
Materials: Visual of rhyth
RANGES OF THE CLARINET!
o Working range of the clarinet is from Low E to high F (three ledger lines and a
space above the staff)
High school music can go up to a G, but you wont see above that
Technically, the c
INSTRUMENTS: For the love of BACH, dont buy a Chinese clarinet
Yamaha EXCELLENT student horns.
Jupiter Second best student horn today
Selmer okay, but not top choice
Bundy old bundys will do the trick
Leblanc Vito good
Armstrong NO! Do NOT invest in one o
Going over the Break!
You should still have the exercise sheet if not, you know how to make a new one.
So before that, even, talk to them about what over the break means.
o Even demonstrate it! Talk about how if you keep everything the same and do it
The FULL Instrument
Make sure they know about cork grease!
Five piece to the thing = pretty easy to figure it out.
o Make sure they know about the keys that overlap and teach them to push down
the buttons when putting those pieces together. Dont want bent
What my fifth grade band director forgot to teach me
Favorite quote of class to be quoted and re-quoted often Its not hard, its just
Just use the mouthpiece. Put the mouthpiece on the barrel and the reed on the
December 8, 2011
Woodwind Tech. I
Clarinet Concert Report
In the end of November, I was introduced to a beautifully sounding ensemble the Caine Woodwind
Quintet. I attended the Caine College of the Arts small ensemble concert. By far, this grou
6 December 2011
Assignment: At Christmastide (Joy to the World), Flute, m. 39-end
Teaching Objective: Class will review the upper register of the flute and staccatos
Materials: Flute, good breath support, and visual of warm-up patte
How to count rhythms and read notes
o Ghost Counting (1 + 2.+ 4 +)
o Name this note. How do you know?
o Make games out of it
o Learn the scales at a young age: Its not hard, its just different
Different sounds with the head joint get creative!
Exploration is important!
o Placement of the head joint on the mouth
Make sure it touches where the lip changes color
Roll it around move it until you find it (you may be too f