Well, you know what you parents would say: “Don't be like them”. And, they're probably right. But their theme song “Three Blind Mice” can be very helpful for developing students to train their ears. Why, because “three Blind Mice” is made up ENTIRELY of a 1 octave major scale plus the higher octave of the root.
By the time a student is in middle school, on either sax or clarinet, they shold be able to play scales throughout their available range. Once that happens, I cycle them over time into all 12 keys…Read more