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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000268.txt from 1997/09

From: Mark Charette <>
Subj: Re: treble clef
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 1997 16:20:32 -0400

Mike Nichols wrote:
> So much of clarinet music is played in the clarion register,
> though, that for most of the time clarinet music would still be
> notated in treble.

No disagreement there; however, when there are a significant
(whatever that means) number of notes that would be conveniently
be notated using another clef, why not switch? Piano music
does this frequently; my 8 year old accomodates the clef changes
in either hand on the piano readily.

There is ample evidence of other types of changes being
acceptable; if a key change only goes for a few measures then
accidentals may be used, but if a key change is for a significant
amount of time, the new key is notated. This may heppen even without
introducing a new motif.
Mark Charette "How can you be in two places at once when you're not anywhere at all?" - Firesign Theater

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