Learning new pieces

Reflections | Andrew Marriner, Clarinet
Bt_movie_not_in_use First, check the key signature. It may be easier to play it on A clarinet than Bb; might give you fewer accidentals to deal with 00h:00m:24s
Bt_movie_not_in_use If you switch to A clarinet, it means you need to be able to transpose fast 00h:01m:01s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Use metronome and break music down into small pieces 00h:01m:49s


Andrew Marriner, Principal Clarinet of the London Symphony Orchestra, talks about learning new pieces

Instruments:
Clarinet



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Andrew Marriner
Clarinet

Andrew Marriner became principal of the London Symphony Orchestra in 1986. During his orchestral career he has also maintained his place on the worldwide solo concert platform alongside an active role in the field of chamber music. Mr. Marriner first played with the LSO in 1977 under Sergiu Celibidache and as guest principal on their 1983 world tour. He later also became principal clarinet of the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-fields. As a soloist Mr. Marriner has been a regular performer in London, both at the Barbican and the Royal Festival Hall. His extensive career abroad has taken him to La Scala Milan, La Fenice Venice, the Musikverein in Vienna and across the USA and Australia, recently to Melbourne for Concertos by Mozart and Douglas Weiland with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Marriner also has an active recording career. Mr. Marriner is visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music, and was awarded an Hon. Ram in 1996.