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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000480.txt from 1997/09

Subj: Re: A Clarinet from a Bb?
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 1997 21:17:36 -0400

Justinmichael I M Okamura wrote:
> ... never heard of any such thing as that in my life.
> On Tue, 9 Sep 1997, Gary Hopkins wrote:
> > Years ago I had a professor that told me of how he had at one time used a
> > string to convert his Bb clarinet into an A clarinet. ...any of you ...
> > ... clarinettists have heard of or done such a thing?

I have read of it in "The Clarinettist's Bedside Book" by Paul Harvey
(an English clarinettist not the American radio commentator). I have no
idea if it works though. He does say that this is an emergency measure,
doesn't always work, and the tone quality may be off.

Dee Hays
Canton, SD

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