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Written on Saturday, August 28, 2010 @ 3:43 PM

HEYYYYOOOOOO!!! What a dead blog.
Well... Shall post a short post for you all then. Hehh..
Hmm.. I must say, you all are improving in both skills and sound wise. BUT! Don't be complacent, hardwork is needed for excellent results to be seen. :)
So yeah, work harder! HAHA. Alright, jia you! & all the best in your studies tooooo!! :)
And lastly...
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO PIP TANG! HAHA.
Please grow up mentally cannn... LOL.
&, HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO ZOXANNE CHIA! HAHA.
Please don't be so crazyyy anymore.
Also, HAPPY ADVANCED BIRTHDAY TO NURULHUDA BTE SUAINI! HAHA.
Please continue to work hard in band and also your studies. & also don't be soooo crazy anymore! BE SERIOUS! HAHA.

BELIEVE! :D

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Written on Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 5:06 PM

okay,i guess most of you know i've quit band liao bah,
if you dont know,now you know liao bah!
anyways,this will be the last time i'm posting here,
officially not in band,but still i hope will be friends! (:
thx for all this time,
you all really made my secondary sch life much more interesting, (:
you all made my day when i'm sad,
you all are the greatest cca mates/seniors/juniors,
and grats for that silver you all got for sibf!
jiayou for syf!

clarinet section fighthing! (:

kengying!

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SIBF :O
Written on Saturday, July 3, 2010 @ 8:38 PM

http://sibf.sg/sibf-competition.pdf

Hey clarinetists,

As you can see, the ex-GOLD band is 3 bands in front of us :O
& there's more overseas band taking part in this competition as compared t 2008.
So, get the right mood and sense of urgency and let's kick some ass! :D

Isabel :D


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Written on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 @ 10:53 PM

Hey clarinetists.

Okay, I found some videos of The Rakes of Mallow and The Wearing of Green on some webbies.
I leave it to Mr Tang to decide which is the better one so that y'all can have an example of the tempo, how it should be played and what are some stuff other bands have (emphasis, dynamics, etc) that we don't.
Please jot it down and share it during sectionals on the next practice.
DON'T RUSH AT THE QUAVERS!!

&, here are some webbies for better playing. Includes airy sound, breathing and many more.
Please try the breathing exercises and see if you are on the correct track.
Remember good posture and it'll be good to do this in front of the mirror.

1. Clarinet air support:
http://www.clarinet-now.com/clarinet-air-support.html
in here the guy also states that we can do sports, specifically swimming and running.
On top of that, we can use this chance to have mini section outing.

" your tummy, stomach, diaphragm, as you lay down, move up and down. That tummy is working the air in your lungs. That is where all of your breathing energy should occur (besides the mouth, of course). Breathe in now, and try to fill the sides of your diaphragm (about where your elbows touch your upper torso). If you fill that area, you are really filling your lungs up well and this knowledge alone will help your Clarinet Air Support. "


2. Airy sound in play clarinet.
http://howtofixblogs.com/how-do-you-fix-the-airy-sound-in-playing-the-clarinet-5891

3. Clarinet Embouchure.
http://www.clarinet-now.com/clarinet-embouchure.html
If you think you've been having the wrong embouchure, PLEASE CHANGE BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.
*Notice the curve in part of the guy's chin.

do read up more on http://www.clarinet-now.com/ cos I think it's quite meaningful and it'll be of a great help too (provided you take the exercises SERIOUSLY)

okay, that's about all. :)

Isabel :D

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Written on Monday, May 31, 2010 @ 7:05 PM

Hey clarinetists. :D
I attended the SL training just now.
okay I have alot to brief you guys.

As y'knw, we went thru' a theory lesson by Mr Tang last week.
So in order to test whether did y'all pay attention to Mr Tang, I shall come up w a mini test to test you guys.
I will grade y'all, and those who fail the test will have a mini class session w me :D
I will test y'all whatever that is taught in the worksheet.
As for WanLing, I'll teach you asap then you can sit for the test as well.

I'll be more kind to the sec 1s and I won't be so picky.
For the seniors, HAHAHA, too bad. I'll be picky :D
You guys will sit for this test during the band camp, any one of the sectionals :)
So meanwhile, clear whatever doubts you have.

Please read up more about your own instrument.
Eg. The model, the brand, history of clarinet esp in this June Hols.
It's for your own knowledge but I'll test you guys if I have the time.

from this week onwards, we'll have plenty of section meetings.
You can use this opportunity to voice out your opinions on how I conduct the sectionals.
Please be open cos your opinion really counts and this will definitely help to make the section a better one, and as a whole, we can build up the standard of PHSB as well :D

As SIBF will be coming up in less than 2 months' time.
I need EACH ONE OF YOU to go youtube or whichever webbie to look for a professional clarinet player, observe how he/she plays and have your own ideal sound of the clarinet. Please work towards that ideal sound and I'm pretty sure between this month or so, our section sound will definitely improve.
I will do my part to have more long tones to improve your individual sound as well :)

oh yes. I've observed you guys for quite a while and realised that there isn't much sense of urgency in y'all.
Time is limited and we gotta give in all our best for the upcoming SIBF. please be faster YET ACCURATE AND CAREFUL in whatever you do k ;)

for sec 2s, please work on your high notes!
please please please! :(

I will organise some section outings and meals in order to bond us more together.
thru' this, I hope y'all can be more open and not afraid to voice out anything.
this will also boost your passion for band and music, and we can communicate w each other better.

No more play play during sectionals cos I want this section to remain as the best section and don't wanna regret :D

19:24

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Written on Sunday, May 23, 2010 @ 1:31 PM

HELLLLLLOOOO CLARINETISTS ! LALALAALALALALALAALALALALALALA ~
POSTING SOMETHING GOOD FOR UUE GUYS . BY MR TANG :D
SOME VIDEOS OR LINKS TO HELP UUE IMPROVE IN UR CLARINET SKILLS .
TEEHEEEEEEEHEHEEHEHEHEHEHEHHEHEHEEHH ~
DUN NEED THANK ME I NOE IM GREAT ! *MUSIC*











http://people.wku.edu/john.cipolla/Curriculum.html



GOOOOOOODBYE ~
WAN LING HERE !

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PRACTICE RESUMES :D
Written on Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 12:55 PM

Hey clarinetists!
K I'm pretty sure all of y'all, (sec 1-3s) have finished our exams.
AND NOW.... (drumrolls)
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PRACTICE RESUMES!!! :DDD
MONDAY, 17may. Report in the band room by 1445!
Don't be late!
Tell me if you have another class/enrichment or anything holding you up. Or I'll see you 1445 in the band room! :D

Isabel.

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