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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000097.txt from 1995/03

From: "Dan Leeson: LEESON@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: Syd Polk's comments on transposition
Date: Fri, 3 Mar 1995 15:40:31 -0500

Syd comments on how many shows books have the clarinet in sharp
keys. He's right and the reason is a peculiar one. When singers
need to have less stress on the voice, they drop things down a semi-
tone. Well a semi-tone down from the most common keys of C, F, and
G are, B, E, and F#. That may be the overriding reason why sharp
keys are so common in shows.

Dan Leeson, Los Altos, California

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