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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001287.txt from 2000/04

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

I am curious to see this passage. Is there any way?

Fred (fsheim@-----.com)

At 06:39 PM 4/28/00 EDT, you wrote:
>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
>
> -----------------------------
> 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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