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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000967.txt from 1997/09

From: "David C. Blumberg" <>
Subj: Bizet Sym in C (on Bb)
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 00:08:36 -0400

I played in a Woodwind Trio that played a lot of 3 flute pieces (me being
on Clarinet). That helped quite a bit. were performing the Bizet Sym. in C
next concert. The Allegro Vivace (3 beats measure played in 1) mvt, I wish
I DID have a C Clarinet. (maybe I'll get out the saw.......;)

David C. Blumberg

I am completely dumbfounded by the resistance to learning transposition.
I know of a young bass clarinetist in our area who is quite capable, but is
so terrified of any bass part in A he pays to have the part transposed on a
computer. Another plus to learning transpositon - especially C- is that
one learns to read by key rather than reading note to note. If you do
not know how to transpose into C, I highly recommend grabbing a good
looking flutist and playing duets (For two C instrunments).
I did this as a student and learned a life long skill.
Well, two life long skills!

Clark W Fobes

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