Thursday, May 21, 2009

For those of you interested in message boards, take time to peruse the clarinet forum hosted by Howard Klug on his personal website. Klug, professor of clarinet at Indiana University, offers expert advice and answers questions on topics such as repertoire, reeds, embouchure, motivating students, and teaching clarinet. With his constructive responses, Klug effectively creates open dialogues where professionals and students alike can exchange thoughts and ideas. A good example of this is in the lengthy thread on tension. Klug introduces the topic, explains the visible symptoms of tension and offers solutions on how to combat playing with tension. Others respond with their own experiences and dilemmas, adding to the discussion. Put this forum under your radar, Klug's ideas are definitely worthy of taking a look at.

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