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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000545.txt from 2000/09

From: stewart kiritz <>
Subj: Re: [kl] .gliss
Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2000 20:33:32 -0400

Thank you Tony! I will attempt to execute your suggestions sans bird,
children, wife, dog, etc. Also, it would be great if you could email me the
phone number at kiritz@-----.

Stewart Kiritz

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony Wakefield" <>
Subject: Re: [kl] .gliss

> Stewart,
> There is quite a good video on all the acoustic effects available from,
> made by Ian Haystead of the U.K. in collaboration with "Reedimensions".
> sure he won`t mind if I pass on his home phone number to you, if you can`t
> find it (the video) in the U.S. I will do that privately as and when. It
> covers glissando, vibrato, slap tonguing, lip bends, and circular
> for both clarinet and saxophone. What I do not know is the cost, but would
> guess at around $20 - $25 i.e. £14/15/16?
> Or a quick outline (nothing comprehensive) play C 3rd space - move to D,
> the normal way, then relax bottom lip to the extent that the D fingering
> sounding the C. Then with permanently relaxed/loose/bad/lazy bottom lip
> embouchure, slide each finger off in turn, quite slowly, until you reach
> top C fingering. (The right hand fingers slide to the right. Left to the
> left). This top C fingering is now sounding Bb. With no more fingers to
> slide off, bring your bottom lip pressure back to normal and your note
> slide up to the correct pitch of top C. This process will require a little
> practice. Best of luck. Don`t try it when you are in the company of your
> cat!
> Tony W.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: stewart kiritz <>
> To: <>
> Sent: 17 September 2000 21:57
> Subject: [kl] .gliss
> > Can anyone offer a verbal explanation of how to do a gliss? I am
> on
> > the transcription of Gershwin's Three Preludes and it has several, and I
> > just never learned how. Perhaps this is best learned in person, but any
> > suggestions to try would be welcome.
> >
> > Stewart Kiritz
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