Apr 19, 2017
In this episode of the podcast I speak with bassist Emilio Guarino, who is the author of a new book for recent music graduates called "Make it." We discuss the value of business skills for all musicians, how musicians can make the most of their "day jobs," when it's time to pull the plug on the day job and go full time with music, and much more.
Mar 28, 2017
In this episode of the podcast I speak with Lacy Garbar who is a Clarinetist in the Chicago area who is working with an up and coming manufacturer called Royal Musical Instruments. Royal wants to take the clarinet world by storm and help the health and growth of the music industry by making great clarinets financially accessible to more people.
Mar 15, 2017
In this episode of the podcast, Jason Heath discusses his brand new book called "Winning the Audition" in which he combines his personal wisdom on the topic with that of dozens of guests he's featured on his podcast over the years.
Jason has generously offered the Clarineat audience free access to the forward of the book at Contrabassconversations.com/Clarineat and one lucky winner will get the chance to win a signed copy of the paperback edition. Join the Clarineat email list for a chance to win at www.clarineat.com/subscribe.
Mar 10, 2017
In this episode of the podcast co-hosts Sean Perrin and Andrew Morrow hold a debate on topics discussed in the Clarineat Community on Facebook. This week's topics include: Which way should you pull the swab (and does it matter)? Does key plating make a difference for sound, feel, and response? Is humidification really necessary? And thoughts on individually-wrapped reeds.
Debates are held every Wednesday in the Clarineat Community on Facebook. Thanks to all who contributed to the conversation, and if you'd like to get involved please see Clarineat.com/Group and I will add you.
Mar 2, 2017
In this episode of the podcast, Peter Cigleris discusses his professional career as a freelance clarinetist in London, his latest album called "English Fantasy," and how he became an early adopter of the Backun MoBa clarinets, in spite of being half way around the world at the time of their release.
Throughout the conversation, Peter shares some truly valuable advice that all clarinetists can use no matter their career goals, including the importance of finding balance between your artistic, business, and family life, and ensuring that you are on the right path musically. Join the Clarineat email list for a chance to win a signed copy of "English Fantasy" at www.clarineat.com/subscribe.
Feb 24, 2017
On this episode of the podcast, Clark W. Fobes discusses his professional playing and doubling career (including what it's like to play on movie soundtracks), and his world-renown line of mouthpieces, barrels, and bells. We go into great detail about the art of his craft, and Clark even shares some information about some exciting upcoming products.
Feb 17, 2017
Join host Sean Perrin as he discusses how clarinetist Eric Salazar grew his Facebook artist page by 6000% in 2016 alone. Although he's just 24 years old and a recent university grad, he is now the second most followed clarinetist on Facebook, second only to Martin Fröst.
Feb 13, 2017
Join host Sean Perrin as he reflects back on the top 10 moments from the first season of the Clarineat podcast. Featured interviews include Martin Fröst, Michael Norsworthy, Lori Freedman, Evan Ziporyn, Michael Lowentern, and more.
Feb 2, 2017
Join guest host Jason Heath from the popular Contrabass Conversations podcast as he interviews Clarineat host and founder, Sean Perrin. They discuss the art of interviewing and podcasting, lessons learned along the way, and surprising behind-the-scenes tips and tricks that go into producing great online content.
Dec 22, 2016
In today's episode I speak with Wes Rice who is the founder of Rice Clarinet Works. We discuss maintenance tips that every clarinetist can us, his custom clarinet selection process, Wes's line of Barrels and bells including his amazing "Industrial" barrel that is a collaboration with metal artist Chris Bathgate
Dec 21, 2016
Today on the show I speak with Brittany Bauman, who is the Office Manager for Nuvo Instrumental. We discuss the unique, fun, and even colorful instrument line that Nuvo offers young students. We also go over some of the benefits of these instruments for beginning music students, why teachers might be interested in using them in their classroom, and a clarinet celebrity who you might be surprised got their start on one of these instruments!
Nov 29, 2016
Today on the show I speak with Josh Redman who is the Clarinet Product Specialist with D’Addario Woodwinds. We discuss Josh’s role at D’Addario, what it was like studying with Kal Oppermann, and, of course, we speak extensively about the “new era of craftmanship” at D’Addario Woodwinds and how this mentality affects their reeds, mouthpieces, and other products.
Nov 29, 2016
Today on the show I speak with Tom Kmiecik who is the Artist Relations Specialist with D'Addario Woodwinds. We discuss the importance of artist relations within a large corporation, what Tom's job entails on a day-to-day basis, some of the artists he'd had the chance to work with, and much more.
Nov 29, 2016
Today I speak with Wesley Ferreira, who is a prominent performer, educator, and the developer of the breath support training program called "Air Revelation." We discuss the importance of breath support, benefits of the Air Revelation system, who it's designed for, pricing information, and much more.
Nov 29, 2016
Today I speak with Daniel Spreadbury, who is the Product Marketing Manager for Steinberg's new scoring program, Dorico. Daniel and his team have set out to develop a new "gold standard" for music scoring applications, and we discuss some of its features, the philosophy behind the product, pricing and upgrade eligibility, and the story behind its interesting name.
Nov 15, 2016
Today I speak with Joel Jaffe, who is the VP of Sales & Marketing for Backun Musical Services. Joel has helped to lead the company through its most explosive periods of growth, and is also the driving force behind the new "Clarinet News" magazine and the upcoming Backun International Clarinet Competition, both which are the focus of this episode.
Nov 11, 2016
Today I speak with Morrie Backun, who is the President, Chief Instrument Designer, and founder of Backun Musical Services. Backun is a relatively new Canadian company that started off producing just clarinet barrels and bells, but has grown to be a globally-recognized manufacturing brand since the release of their first complete instrument less than a decade ago. They now proudly produce their original barrels and bells alongside mouthpieces, student and intermediate clarinets, and some of the world's most sought-after professional-level instruments. Many of these products are manufactured and assembled by hand in Burnaby, British Columbia Canada. Their instruments are played by some of the biggest names in the industry, including the legendary Eddie Daniels, Ricardo Morales, and David Shifrin, just to name a few. In this interview, we discuss Backun's philosophy on design, working directly with artists to customize instruments to their liking, exciting details about upcoming products, and how and why they keep their factory so impeccably clean and organized. The giveaway for this episode is a brand new Backun Alpha Clarinet valued at $1075 USD
Nov 1, 2016
Hello there. This is count Sean. I’m here today to guide you through a very special, students only, halloween episode of the clarineat podcast. Join me as I explore the top 5 MOST FRIGHTENING things I’ve ever seen in school band rooms, and what you, as a mere mortal student, can do about them! From FRIGHTENING products that ruin your clarinet from the inside out, to BONE CHILLING BAD HABITS that will leave your teacher breathless, there’s something here to strike fear into the heart of even the most enthusiastic student. Listen on... IF YOU DARE!!!!
Oct 12, 2016
In this episode of the podcast I speak with musician and digital marketing expert Seth Hanes of Musicians Guide to Hustling about his new best-selling book "Break into the Scene." The book became a No. 1 best-seller on Amazon on launch day in three categories, and unseated a New York Times best-seller from the top spot. This is an amazing achievement for any author, let alone a first time, self-published one. Congratulations Seth on this Amazing achievement! Seth shares valuable thoughts on some of the book's concepts including communication, marketing, and even his creative outlook on turning free gigs into great opportunities. This episode is a must-listen episode for students, new grads, and any musician looking to start freelancing.
Sep 30, 2016
The hosts of International Podcast Day suggested doing something fun, unique, and interesting to promote and spread the word about the world of podcasting. Ideas included talking about your favorite shows, sharing behind the scenes info, recording in a unique way, and more. I took the challenge to heart and decided to record this quirky episode in my car! Join me for my commute for some chat about my favorite other music podcasts and how Clarineat got started.
Sep 28, 2016
In this episode of the podcast we discuss Bret Pimentel's blog and website, his contribution to The Clarinet magazine as a co-writer of the Clarinet Cache article, his doubling career, and his work as a professor at Delta State University. Students, make sure to stick around all the way till the end where Dr. Pimentel shares some valuable audition tips! The giveaway for this episode is a gold-plated D’Addario H ligature with cap. To make sure you’re eligible to win this and other giveaways mentioned on the podcast, please be sure to sign up for our email mailing list at www.clarineat.com. You’ll also receive content updates, special offers, coupons and more right to your inbox. Today’s episode was brought to you by D’Addario woodwinds.
Sep 26, 2016
In this episode of the Clarineat Podcast I speak with Matthias Mueller of the Zurich University of the Arts about his team's amazing bass clarinet called the "SABRe." We discuss some of the amazing things this technology can do, what it means for music and musicians in the future, how it's different from other MIDI controllers and synthesizers, and how Matthias and his team are bringing a commercial version of the product to market. We'll be sure to check back with Matthias in a few months' time to get more details about this amazing product idea as it develops.
Sep 16, 2016
In today's episode I speak with Michael Lowenstern, who is someone that I've been looking forward to sitting down and speak with long before this podcast even began. However, we had so many listener questions submitted for Michael, that I decided to give up the floor entirely to listeners. Learn about Michael's gorgeous all-black bass clarinet, some of his gear and practice recommendations, what he wished he know about being a musician, and much more. For full show notes please see www.clarineat.com.
Sep 1, 2016
In today’s episode I speak with Elena Xanthoudakis, who is the Director of Kroma Editions. We chat about her new CD called "The Captive Nightingale" which features late Romantic music for clarinet, voice, and piano. Elana shares her re-discovery of this music, details about recording the album, and why she's so passionate about chamber music, even though she also juggles a successful opera career.
Aug 29, 2016
In this episode of the Clarineat podcast, clarinetist Laura Grant shares her thoughts on making your own reeds. We discuss how to go about making your own reeds, why you might want to start, where to source products, what kinds of products you'll need to get started, and even the financial and performance benefits of doing so. If you've even wondered about making your own reeds, this episode is for you!