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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000588.txt from 2000/04

From: Bill Hausmann <bhausman@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Doubling?
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 23:21:22 -0400

At 05:20 PM 4/13/2000 PDT, Kevin Callahan wrote:
>To whom it may concern:
>
>I've just picked up the clarinet, I'm a Junior in high school and it's my
>second instrument. I had my first audition yesterday and did ok for only
>playing four months, but while I've learned much at an accelerated pace, I
>have to say I'm lost. What are doubles? Since I'm not professional, I've
>missed much of the terminology employed in various posts. Any information
>about the instrument we all love, no matter how trivial, would be
>appreciated. For the time being you're all speaking another langauge :P I
>play on a used Vito student model, by the way. Picked it up for $275, and
>it's in rather good condition.
>
>Kevin Callahan
>Trombonist and New Clarinetist
>
Yes, doubling IS a foreign idea to a brass player. It simply means playing
more than one instrument on a gig, like show books frequently require (Bb
clarinet, alto sax, and flute, for example). Nice for the professional
player to pick up extra doubling pay and or extra jobs because of the
versatility, but a lot of work in the practice department! (To brass
players, doubling means both straight AND cup mutes! :-) )

The Vito is a good student-model instrument with a fairly large bore (.584
in.). Basically, it is a plastic version of the Noblet. As a horn for
someone who NOW doubles (trombone and clarinet) it should serve you well.

Bill Hausmann bhausman@-----.com
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If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.

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