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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000010.txt from 1997/12

From: Jennifer Rose McKenna <>
Subj: Re: New topic...when to transcribe?
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 13:17:47 -0500

i agree with this, thankyou!!!

jennifer mckenna
university of north texas
clarinet concentration/music ed major

On Mon, 1 Dec 1997, Roger Garrett wrote:

> Just some thoughts......other successful people will have different, maybe
> even opposing viewpoints:
> On Mon, 1 Dec 1997, Roger Shilcock wrote:
> > Personally, I don't see why anyone should *want* to have a similar
> > embouchure on the bass - one is dealing with two pretty different
> > instruments.
> I believe that they are extremely different also....but not in terms of
> embouchure or use of air (really....I meant that second one!). The
> biggest problem, in my opinion, is the change of tongue position - so that
> what you see is translated by voicing in a different location than what
> you see/voice on Bb, A, Eb, etc...
> > I started out that way on the bass, but found I couldn't
> > control it.
> Except for amount of mouthpiece, there really does not appear to be a
> change in approach to embouchure. There will always be little things that
> are different, but the basic embouchrue (my opinion again) is basically
> the same.
> > Also, if you try to sit with the top part of the instrument
> > sloping away, you will be sitting right on the edge of your seat, which
> > may well not be a good thing for several reasons, not least the increased
> > likelihood of falling off.
> Some may have this problem.....I never did. Oliver Green demonstrated
> with a 35 year old Selmer, and he is shorter than me .......didn't fall of
> his seat!
> > Another reason is that it can make breathing difficult.
> Breathing can be related to how one sits in the a small degree,
> but not usually a problem if one is sitting on the edge of their seat.
> Embouchure should not affect the ability to breath correctly.
> Roger Garrett

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