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GRAMMY In The Schools Mini-Lesson: Quick Fix “In the Field” Tip for Bent Clarinet Side Key

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Ingenuity is imperative for playing music, but the same skills apply to keeping your instruments in working condition. GRAMMY Music Educator Award winner, Mickey Smith Jr. shares his “band hall-hack” when faced with a bent clarinet side key. Instead of expensive instrument repair, Mickey thinks outside the box for an innovative resolution: using a baritone mouthpiece and a little dash of patience and care to unbend the side key for a quick, simple, and money-free resolution.

Age Group: Grades K to 12