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Tonal Diversions with Lori Archer Sutherland

Music and life, intertwined

Nov 17, 2021

Learn tips and tricks of writing for the clarinet, specifically for non-pro (beginner, intermediate, and adult amateur) players. Discussion points include key signatures, the break, large leaps, and trills and tremolos.


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Nov 3, 2021

Today's topic is writing for beginner/intermediate/non-pro musicians. I'll discuss what influenced me to focus on this group:  my experiences in high school district band (and two conductors in particular); a student and her friend who wanted to play a duet for solo and ensemble contest; and how writing for beginners...