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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000061.txt from 1995/03

From: Syd Polk <jazzman@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: Eb clarinet
Date: Thu, 2 Mar 1995 18:38:13 -0500

Well, I don't have too much experience, but I have had to play it in pits,
and I have subbed on it in wind ensemble. After piccolo and soprano
saxophone, the intonation just seems to be part of the deal. I find
I need harder reeds to get as big a sound as I want, and my pinkies
get tangled up when I am trying to play fast accross the break.

Syd Polk
PS All clarinets in Eb are horribly out of tune. I have to play alto
and contra-alto all of the time, and its an adventure. The contra
is a Selmer rosewood beauty, but it is not in tune with itself.

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