New ClariNotes Issue #12: Clarinet Voicing

New ClariNotes Issue #12 - Clarinet Voicing


Voicing refers to the shape inside the mouth while playing the clarinet. We refer to this space as the “Oral Cavity.” The shape created by the back of the tongue has a large impact on tone quality, intonation, register change, articulation, basically everything about playing the clarinet well. Many young teachers focus on the clarinet embouchure, but neglect teaching students about what needs to happen inside the mouth. Helping students play with proper voicing, right from the beginning, has a large impact on how successful they will be as clarinetists. Bad habits with tongue position are very difficult to overcome, but relatively easy to teach beginners.Check out [ClariNotes #12: Clarinet Voicing: Hee Haw!](