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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001286.txt from 2000/04

From: CmdrHerel@-----.com
Subj: Re: [kl] re: Gypsy Baron
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 22:28:21 -0400

In a message dated 4/28/00 3:10:38 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
reedman@-----.com writes:

<< "Buckman, Nancy" <nebuckman@-----.us> Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000
14:03:38 -0400 Subject: [kl] Strauss' Gypsy Baron Does anyone have a
suggestion about how to smoothly play the left-handed lick from Hell 9 bars
after #16 at the 2/4 time signature? For some reason I am having a terrible
time trying to play this section. I can't seem to get it smoothly enough,
fast enough. I need help ASAP as the concert is Saturday night. I am
feeling like a very inadequate principal player, even though no one else in
the section can do a better job than I am. I can play it, but not fast
enough for this conductor. He hasn't said anything yet, but I sure am
getting a lot of dirty looks. TIA. Nancy

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Transpose it.

Gigliotti said to me that in his opinion, it is the hardest brief
orchestral passage written. >>

If this is the lick I'm thinking of (I don't have and have not played the
full part), I've been doing it for years as a first finger study. I play the
lick as written, then transpose it up a half step, then another half step,
and so on until the first note of the passage is C (middle space). Then I go
down from where it's written in half steps until the first note is G (second
line). (Expect to see this in one of Opperman's next books to come out).

The only hope of doing this passage with any kind of velocity is if your left
hand and first finger are where they should be. If they are not, and you
play with wrist motion, then there is no quick fix, unfortunately.

Teri Herel

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