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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000803.txt from 1999/06

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] over the break
Date: Sun, 27 Jun 1999 12:20:46 -0400

At 01:09 AM 6/27/1999 EDT, Jaz499 wrote:
> Hello to everyone on the list!!!
>Can somebody explain the terminology "over the break"? I use this term all
>the time but I'm not really sure how to explain it. Also can a saxophonist
>use this term?
"Going over the break" refers to going up or down between throat Bb or
nearby notes and B natural and nearby notes with all or nearly all holes
covered. It refers to the break in the scale pattern of gradually opening
more and more holes (shortening the effective tube) until you suddenly
close all again and start over with the register key added. It is
applicable to the saxophone, but somewhat less used as a terminology.

Bill Hausmann
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732
ICQ UIN 4862265

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.

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