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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000610.txt from 2000/04

From: Shouryu Nohe <>
Subj: Re: [kl] glissando
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 11:12:24 -0400

By the way, Dave is right, the correct term is portamento. Gliss is a
straight run, be it chromatic or diatonic, with distinct pitch between the
first and final pitches. Those three 15va+3 runs at the end of the Weber
Concertino are glisses. Rhapsody in Blue is portamento.


On Thu, 13 Apr 2000, klarANNette h satterfield wrote:

> Some LUCKY individuals can stretch the pitch from fingered note
> by as much as a 5th.

Oh that's of the students here attempted to teach me gliss
by this method...

"Look, play a clarion G. Okay, now finger a G#, but still play a G. Now
an A, but play a G..."

I couldn't do it. He proceeded to play all the way to altissimo F, all
while sounding clarion G. He has recently expanded the excercise so that
he can finger ANY note and sound that G, and can finger the clarion A to
altissimo A major scale, while sounding the cl. G - alt. G major scale.

I simply looked at him and told him that he had WAAAY too much time on his

(Those of you in the studio on List...if you're not sure who I'm speaking
of, it's the Opushead...)

*goes back to practicing...*

J. Shouryu Nohe
Professor of SCSM102, New Mexico State Univ.
"I don't know, and I don't have an opinion." - Jet Black

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