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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000125.txt from 1995/01

From: "David B. Niethamer" <NIETHAMER@-----.BITNET>
Subj: Re: Multiphonics
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 1995 23:34:43 -0500

On Sat, 7 Jan 1995, Christopher G Zello wrote:

> A good, but limited book, for multiphonics for all woodwind instruments
> is the text (with recording) by Bruno Bartolozzi.
> This discusses a variety of approaches to 20c clarinet techniques. It
> considers the different multiphonics you can get by adjusting the amount
> of air pressure you use, the amount of reed you take in your mouth, etc.
> I unfortunately could not get half of that stuff to work because it would
> list a single fingering to produce [roughly] three different multiphonics
> by adjusting the air speed, pressure, or mouthpiece intake. I personally
> think that is stretching it.
> But it is layed out to explain a certain technique for all four woodwind
> instruments, which is interesting.

It is my understanding that Bartolozzi was written with Italian
instruments and their particular acoustics in mind, most of which do not
work on the french style instruments we play here. Phil Rehfeld has a
wonderful encyclopedic book on the subject, and there is another book,
The Clarinet inthe 21st Century, by E. Michael Richards (self published,
I believe) that seems like it might be useful.

If we can lure Gerry Errante (president of ICA) out of lurker-hood,
perhaps he can give us a more complete list of useful texts.

David Niethamer

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