In this episode of the podcast, I debate four topics with co-host Andrew Morrow. The topics discussed in this episode are:
- “What book should every clarinetist read?”
- “What is your concept of the clarinet’s air stream? Is it cold and fast, or warm and slow, and why?”
- “Which clarinet material do you prefer and why?”
- “What is the best type of ligature material?”
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What is a book that every clarinetist should read?
- Reshaping Thoughts – Anton Weinberg
- The Inner Game of Tennis – W. Timothy Gallwey
- The Inner Game of Music – Barry Green
- This is Your Brain on Music – Daniel J. Levitin
- The Clarinet Doctor – Klug
- The Art of Clarinet Playing – Keith Stein
- The Clarinet and Clarinet Playing – Pinot
- The Clarinetist’s Compendium – Daniel Bonade
- The Educator’s Guide to the Clarinet – Thomas Ridenour
- The Bass Clarinet: A Personal History – Harry Sparnaay
- Clarinet Virtuosi of the Past, etc. – Pamela Westin
- Writing about Music: The Stylesheet From the Editors of 19th Century Music
- The Rest is Noise: Listening to Music in the 20th Century – Alex Ross
- Listen to This – Alex Ross
- Philosophy of New Music – Adorno
What is your concept of the air stream? Hot or cold, and why?
- Is it really possible for us to have hot or cold air considering that body temperature remains constant?
- Are we in fact discussing the wrong thing all together?
- Does this even matter?
Which clarinet material do you prefer? Why or why not?
- The Fractal Geometry of Nature – Benoit Mandelbrot
- Buffet Greenline Clarinets
- Yamaha “Duet” Clarinets
- Clark W. Fobes Rubber-Lined Barrel
Which clarinet ligature or ligature material do you prefer and why?
- Silverstein Ligatures
- Ishimori Ligatures
- Vientos Bambu string ligature
- Peter Spriggs floating rail
- Vandoren Optimum
- Charles Bay
- Daniel Bonade
- Michael Lowenstern’s ligature showdown