BOKI’S OPEN CLARINET LESSONS / No. 4

BOŽIDAR BOKI MILOŠEVIĆ
OPEN CLARINET LESSONS

Stoji
YOU ASK – MR BOKI MILOŠEVIĆ ANSWERS / No. 4
  • Many clarinetists, readers and visitors to this site of the clarinet and clarinetists, contact us and ask all kinds of questions about our famous artist Božidar Boki Milošević.
  • Boki Milošević is now with us for your sake and is happy to answer to all your questions.

Lazić Radivoj, prof. klarneta

Branko from Belgrade asks Boki:

– What should a clarinetist master and do to become an accomplished performer of folk music like you?
Rad

Prva

Boki Milošević answers:

– First and foremost, the clarinetist should have cultivated tone, and this can only be done with hard work. All the clarinetists up to me, who played folk music, were mostly uneducated and had uncultivated tone. I did not accept this way of interpretation of folk music, but I was the first one to introduce educated, academic tone in Yugoslav folk music.

I interpreted folk music with that tone and manner of expression with which I played Mozart and other works of classical music.

Here’s what one clarinetist should do on a daily basis, if one wants to become accomplished:

1. Sustain tones with crescendo and decrescendo, because it forms muscles around mouth (embouchure), which are able to endure long playing and create the most subtle dynamic nuances. Here’s how I do it:

2. Exercising staccato, because not everything can be played legato.

3. Practicing scales, from which a good technique and correct intonation is obtained .

4. Practicing the thirds, fourths and fifths:

The intonation of the clarinet needs to be good, because the listener can not help but enjoy in pleasant tones. If the clarinetist plays off-key, it’s better that he does not play!

NOTE:

If you want to ask maestro Boki Milošević, a question, feel free to do so via e-mail of the author and owner of this site, a professor Radivoj Lazić:

radivojlazic@yahoo.com

Boki is ready and glad to answer to any question!

Best regards to all!

Love,
yours sincerely
BOKI MILOŠEVIĆ

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