Klarinet Archive - Posting 000723.txt from 1995/03
From: Russell Wayne Householder <rhouseh@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: Swing Low
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 1995 22:19:32 -0500
On Tue, 28 Mar 1995, Fred Cicetti wrote:
> Been on KLARINET for a couple of months and I've been systematically
> reading all of the logs in the archives. It's been an adventure. Save a
> lot of info from Fobes and Prescott. You guys are invaluable.
> Also read a lot of Dan Leeson. It's hard to miss him. Last June, Dan had
> a message about hitting a low Eb and D. He actually had an extension
> fashioned as a link between the lower joint and bell to get this D.
> I didn't know you could hit anything lower than the low E on a Bb
> clarinet. Of course, there's a lot I don't know, so I wasn't surprised.
> How do you flatten the low E? I've run into this only once. I have a
> transcription of a Pete Fountain solo that calls for this note.
> What's the technique involved?
> fred cicetti <cicetti@-----.com>
I have seen clarinets with a low Eb extension. I believe LeBlanc
makes one or two.