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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000242.txt from 1997/09

From: dap@-----. Paprocki)
Subj: Re: treble clef
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 1997 10:39:07 -0400

Since you've "been on this planet 18 years" you haven't been
around the block too much. Bass clarinet parts in bass clef are very
common in the orchestra world. I would say that half of the parts I've
played are in bass clef or a mix of treble and bass clef. If you're
serious about the bass clarinet, pick up the "Symphonic Repertoire for the
Bass Clarinet" by Michael Drapkin and/or start collecting bass clarinet
parts. Then there's the French and German treble/bass clef notation -
check the archives on this topic.

Also, if we (clarinetists) think all these ledger lines are bad,
look at a flute part. The one thing I can't stay is getting a bass cl.
part with extended range to low C and it's written is treble clef. It's
much easier to read if it's in bass clef.



Daniel A. Paprocki

Instructor of Clarinet
Kent State University - Stark Campus
Mallone College


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