Klarinet Archive - Posting 000209.txt from 1994/09
From: "Jay Heiser, Business Development" <jayh@-----.COM>
Subj: Rhapsody in Blue
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 1994 16:03:26 -0400
-->out parallel to the floor). What you're essentially doing is half-holing
-->Also, think about playing it with a saxophone style of freedom in your
-->embouchure. Not that you should actually do this, just think about it!
-->I think that clarinetists who have spent their lives going for the perfect
-->clarinet embouchure and who never touch a saxophone for fear of contaminating
-->the perfect purity of their clarinet playing will have the hardest time with
-->the gliss. If, on the other hand, you're used to playing five or six
-->different woodwinds in a show and changing embouchures at the drop of a
-->page turn, the gliss shouldn't be too difficult.
Its always a treat to play a show that has clarinet lead over 4 saxes.
"L'il Abner" does that on a couple of the upbeat numbers.
I'm glad somebody else said that part about the sax and not me, but
I was thinking it. I can't think of any other woodwind that let's you
do something like this because you've got toneholes with no pads and
a mouthpiece that allows significant change in pitch.
I've never done this piece, although I'd love to do it. What are the
actual starting & stopping notes of the gliss?
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