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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000499.txt from 1997/09

From: Roger Shilcock <>
Subj: Re: A Clarinet from a Bb?
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 06:18:53 -0400

This trick is in most of the books. I think it's the woodwind equivalent
of an urban myth. How do you get the string to stay in place, anyway???
Roger Shilcock

On Tue, 9 Sep 1997, Gary Hopkins wrote:

> Date: Tue, 9 Sep 1997 16:13:19 -0500 (CDT)
> From: Gary Hopkins <>
> Reply-To:
> To:
> Subject: A Clarinet from a Bb?
> 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. If I remember
> correctly he said it was connected between the mouthpiece and the barrel and
> hung down the center of the bore of the clarinet thus lowering the pitch a
> half-step. I have yet to try this, but I was wondering if any of you more
> mature (old foggie) clarinettists have heard of or done such a thing?
> Gary

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