|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|
|If you switch to A clarinet, it means you need to be able to transpose fast||00h:01m:01s|
|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
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.