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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000323.txt from 1997/09

From: "Craig E. G. Countryman" <>
Subj: Re: treble clef
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 1997 19:05:51 -0400

Well, I think that people are right not to want to change clefs if they
don't have to. The bottom line to me is really: why?

It seems to me that mere logic would dictate the higer voices put in the
higher clef (treble) and the lower voices in the lower clef (bass).
Alto and tenor are useful, but not really to us. Bassoons, saxaphones,
and other mid-range instruments may find them useful, but to us they
really don't do much good, other than for the lower register, which
really isn't that problematic when it comes to the issue of ledger

Why fix it when it ain't broke?

Craig Countryman

P.S. It's certainly not a naive question!

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