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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000043.txt from 1993/12

From: Claudia Zornow <claudia@-----.COM>
Subj: Bb versus A
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1993 17:39:06 -0500

Tom Ascher asks about preference for Bb versus A clarinets.

I prefer playing Bb, mostly because intonation (especially
in the throat tones) is more difficult for me on the A.
It does seem easier for me to get a reasonable legato on
the A, but the Bb just "feels better."

This brings up a related question: which clarinet do people
practice? I always practice on Bb unless I'm working on a
particular piece that will be performed on the A. But I met
someone once who said that he always practiced on the A
because it made the Bb seem easy.


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