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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000308.txt from 1997/09

Subj: Re: Why only treble clef?
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 1997 15:18:03 -0400

On Fri, 5 Sep 1997, Mark Charette wrote:

> Is the use of a single clef historical in nature?

As far as I know, the normal Bb Clarinet (the one almost everyone plays),
is also called the Soprano Clarinet. My knowledge in music goes that far,
that I can state that the soprano in a choir reads the treble clef. So,
it is very logical to make the link to the "soprano" clarinet.
Most of the types of clarinet (Bb, A, Bass, Alto,...) use the treble
clef, I have only seen the bass clef in a bass part two times.
Unfortunately, the part in my brain where I stored the explanation for that
had a virus just last week, and I lost all the data in it.

Bert Six

> --
> Mark Charette "How can you be in two places at once
> when you're not anywhere at all?"
> - Firesign Theater

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