In this episode of the podcast, Clarineat listeners Bob Yoon and Dennis answer the lightning round questions. They share some of the best advice they ever received, their favorite books, and more.
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Interview with Clarineat Listener: Bob Yoon
- Bob Yoon lives in the suburbs of Chicago.
- He discovered the podcast when searching for online resources that would help him return to playing the clarinet after a 12-year hiatus.
- A few Larry Guy books
- Photocopy of the Klose scales that’s been handed down through three generations of teachers.
- Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride
What piece of music or album changed your life irreversibly?
- Mahler’s Symphony No. 9
- Piano. I would love to be able to play jazz piano!
- Hermann Scherchen because of his influence on orchestra conducting and performance practice in Europe.
- Don’t equate life to music. When I decided to pursue music, I was all in to the point that I was devastated when I became injured and had to take a break. Also, it’s okay to have fun when you’re a musician!
- My teacher Anthony Gigliotti gave me the advice that there is always a musical solution to a technical problem.
- I’ve embraced the idea of a portfolio career and I’ve found a few books that relate to that idea.
- Career Renegade by Jonathan Fields
- Zen and the Art of Making Living: A Practical Guide to Creative Career Design by Laurence G. Bolt
- Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins
Interview with Clarineat Listener: Dennis Kwok
- Dennis is a saxophone major but doubles on clarinet in Toronto, Ontario.
- He became a listener after taking a few lessons with Sean.
- Schumann’s Fantasy Pieces and some left-hand studies
- Holst’s Second Suite made me realize what playing music written for wind ensemble was all about.
- Mallet percussion because I especially like the sound and timbres possible on the vibraphone.
- Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, or Leonard Bernstein!
- Don’t forget your fundamentals! Listen to your teachers, they know what is best for you!
- When you’re playing different instruments you have to approach it like you primarily play that instrument. You need to understand how the instruments are similar but you also need to realize how they are different.
- Effortless Mastery by Kenny Werner
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