Klarinet Archive - Posting 000594.txt from 2000/04
From: klarANNette h satterfield <klarann@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Doubling?
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 00:16:44 -0400
On Thu, 13 Apr 2000 21:45:30 -0400 Bill Hausmann <bhausman@-----.com>
>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
>>second instrument. I had my first audition yesterday and did ok for
>>playing four months, but while I've learned much at an accelerated
>>have to say I'm lost. What are doubles? Since I'm not professional,
>>missed much of the terminology employed in various posts. Any
>>about the instrument we all love, no matter how trivial, would be
>>appreciated. For the time being you're all speaking another langauge
>>Trombonist and New Clarinetist
That is not the most common of instrument combinations, but can work
surprisingly well. I had a semester of trombone lessons when undergrad
music ed because trombone was the only brass instrument i could get a
good sound. Since the weight of the instrument is based on different
hands and , at least with the way i was taught, the trombone depended
more on top lip than bottom, it was pleasant to finish a day or clarinet
practice with a 1/2 of trombone. My body was back in balance.
>Yes, doubling IS a foreign idea to a brass player. It simply means
>more than one instrument on a gig, like show books frequently require
>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! :-) )
Maybe doubling is not as common in pit orch or jazz band among the
brasses, but i sure remember a whole lot of instruments on stage when the
Dallas Brass played, especially among the trombone tuba players including
euphonium and cross-overs on trombone and tuba.
But the way some students act about getting mutes, you'd think they had
been asked to buy another instrument.
clarinetist and teacher
YOU'RE PAYING TOO MUCH FOR THE INTERNET!
Juno now offers FREE Internet Access!
Try it today - there's no risk! For your FREE software, visit:
Unsubscribe from Klarinet, e-mail: klarinet-unsubscribe@-----.org
Subscribe to the Digest: klarinet-digest-subscribe@-----.org
Additional commands: klarinet-help@-----.org
Other problems: klarinet-owner@-----.org