Clarinet Cache revised

(Web version of March 2017 column, Vol. 44/2 print column) By Kellie Lignitz-Hahn and Bret Pimentel Creating an Online Presence: Advantages and Getting Started Part 1: Getting Started Today, more and more musicians are creating websites and establishing an online presence as a marketing tool. Current technology offers free or inexpensive options and various outlets for developing personal websites, including sites with built-in features to assist those with limited technological experience. In this first installment of a series of columns on creating an online presence, we will explore ways and share ideas on how to effectively market yourself on the internet. Why should I haveRead More →

Clarinet Cache revised

(Web version of September 2016, Vol. 43/4 print column) by Kellie Lignitz-Hahn and Bret Pimentel Adam Ballif Adam Ballif teaches clarinet at Brigham Young University–Idaho. His website, www.adamballif.com, is an excellent example of a professional website, with his biography, audio samples of performances, and materials for his BYU-I students. It also has high-quality general clarinet resources including an annotated repertoire list and information on clarinet conferences and festivals. Ballif’s site is the home of the “ClariNotes” newsletter, a one-page publication with clarinet tips and exercises, as well as a blog covering pedagogical topics. Another interesting and useful feature is “Ballif Beats,” custom-made click tracks for repertoire that is difficult to practice with an ordinary metronome. Several are available for download,Read More →

Clarinet Cache revised

(Web version of September 2015, Vol.42/4 print column) by Kellie Lignitz-Hahn and Rachel Yoder In this column we took a look at clarinet chamber ensembles with interesting resources on the Internet. Using the listing of ensembles at the clarinet.org “Links” page along with other sources, we came up with some standout groups that have good audio files and videos online, and may help you discover new repertoire for small clarinet ensemble.   Carolina Clarinet Quartet In our research for this column we came across Carolina Clarinet Quartet’s website and were impressed by the amount of information there. The PDF file of their music library covers overRead More →