Klarinet Archive - Posting 000969.txt from 1997/09
From: jayager@-----.edu (Jeremy Alexander Yager)
Subj: Re: bass clarinet QUIRKS
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 00:08:38 -0400
On Sep 21, 9:08pm, C Henderson wrote:
> Also - are there any bass clarinet quirks I should know about
> that are different to a normal Bb? (And what *was* that test that
> told you whether it was wood or plastic? :-) )
Bass has a couple quirks.
upper second register (top-staff G-C) is hard to control--I've never played a
pro horn on bass though. Bass requires MUCH more air support--it is much more
freeblowing than a Bb.
That's just a start...I've haven't played bass in a while so those are just the
major things I remember.
Jeremy A. "Galileo" Yager - musician, archer, poet & future engineer
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